Franklin Professional Review and Guide
"While limestone crags are seemingly ubiquitous in the western United States—Rifle, Shelf Road, Wild Iris, Ten Sleep, Utah Hills, Mount Potosi, Mount Charleston, and American Fork, to name just a few— it’s hard to name a single good limestone crag in the East. For this reason the modest limestone cliff near Franklin, West Virginia, offers a unique climbing experience in the Mid-Atlantic region. Certainly many oldschool “traditionalist” climbers will have a hard time understanding why anyone would climb on this sub-par rock when a worldclass crag like Seneca Rocks is less than an hour away. But for bolt-clipping aficionados, the choss-tugging at “Cranklin” (as it’s called by some locals) is some of the most enjoyable climbing in the region!"