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Roadside Crag

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About Roadside Crag:

Feeling bold? Think you are one of the proud, new breed of climbers? Step up and take a gander at the work of some of the finest climbers to tote a rope into West Virginia. The Roadside Crag was a late addition to the Franklin scene; a single route on a single, usually overlooked chunk of steep, pocketed limestone, right in the last bend descending from the mountains into Franklin.
Nearest town or city: Franklin
Directions: On Rte 33 west of Brandywine, cross the pass and drop through a series of sharply sweeping S turns as you reach the bottom of the mountain descending into Franklin. Look for Keiser Gap Road, crossing the stream on a small concrete bridge on your right. Across from this intersection, there is a pullout on the left side of the road (heading west). Park well off the road, grab some webbing and biners for the top, and four QDs for the climb, which can be faintly seen through the trees. Can be green... a #3 or 4 Camalot can be a really nice thing for the climb to the first bolt.
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Camping: None
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Quantity of Climbs: Day