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B-1 Climb - 5.3

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
Small cracks down low, takes small stoppers, to larger cracks up top that are better suited for medium to large cams.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


"This is considered a varient to B-Climb, but it is a completely separate line for the first pitch. ALso it is far cleaner and has more opportunities for pro placement than B Climb, which is a plus! Pitch 1: 100ft. Starting on the lowest section of slab, follow the broken crack system and fractured rock up to a good ledge with some trees. Pitch 2: 65ft. Do a rising traverse to the left and hook up with B Climb in the center of the slab at the left facing corner. Finish on B Climb. Description is transcribed from the book "Climb Maryland" by Mark "indy" Kochte, copyright 2002.

Descent Options:

You can rappel down, or hike a trail down which takes approx 45 minutes.

Submitted by: drummer3158 on 2013-04-07
Views: 410
Route ID: 113592

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  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: drummer3158 on 2013-04-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Easy and fun

A good training route for both multipitch and trad leading. Though it was easy, it was still a lot of fun, and you can't beat the view from the top. The park gets very congested with tourists on nice days, so you'll certainly have spectators, and possibly some competition for the better routes in Harpers Ferry.

Added: 2013-04-07