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South Peak—West Face Professional Review and Guide
"Walk up Roy Gap Road until you see the first buttress of rock on your left. Take a blue-blazed trail that begins at an obvious set of stone steps just across Roy Gap Run. Hike uphill a short way and stay left as the trail splits near the cliff base. Continue up wooden steps and a series of switchbacks to gain a plateau with numerous hemlocks. Here the trail bends right through a brief talus field, then ascends a few 3rd-class moves to a split in the trail. Follow the left trail a short distance to meet the West Face below The Face of a Thousand Pitons. The West Face Trail continues along the cliff base (follow blue blazes) past Thaïs Face and below the Gunsight Notch to the North Peak West Face."
--Eric J. Horst and Stewart M. Green, Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland (Falcon Guides).
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