Pottsville Escarpment

This route is located in the Southern Region at Drive-By Crag

Jungle Direct

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Mud on the Rug 5.6 (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Barry Little, Kerry Gorder in 1996
Length: 100ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends a crack in a dihedral several hundred feet right of The Business.
Owner: RRGCC

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Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Sep 24th, 2016

Submitted by: Roger
Date: Mar 1st, 2013

Submitted by: Roger
Date: Mar 1st, 2013


haas said on September 11th, 2004
Also, just left of this route about 25ft. is a crack that starts about 15ft up. on a ledge that also goes at 5.6 (George of the Jungle FA:Jason Haas 2004). Either climb straight up through the bushes to reach crack(not recommended) or climb the first 15ft. of Mud on the Rug then traverse right to reach a ledge. Easier to move right onto face for initial start of crack and meet back up with crack after the bulge. Follow to top. 100ft. Rap from Tree Medium-large pro.
captain static said on May 8th, 2007
Even though the start of this climb is a little dirty, once you get up about 15 ft. into the dihedral the climbing becomes very enjoyable, with solid rock and some interesting features. The dihedral ends below a large buldge which you avoid to the left through a slight overhang. The climb end with a classic RRG top out and a great view of the Drive-By canyon and the Bald Rock Fork valley.
autumnrichardson said on August 30th, 2016
The topout view on this climb is fantastic. The beginning 15ish feet is mossy/dirty, so I climbed the first two bolts of the 10a (Potsville Escarpment) to the left of it, traversed over to the crack, then climbed up.