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Description 

Alum Springs is a public park in Fredericksburg with a long but relatively low bouldering wall.

Getting There 

Take I-95 to Exit 130A. Travel on Route 3 East for about 1.6 miles and passing under Route 1. Take a right at the light onto Greenbrier Dr and follow it to the end of the road. You will pass a (usually unmanned) gatehouse and will have to drive through a small creek to get into the park. Park and walk to the back of the lot (South) and up the hill. Follow the trail to the right for a short distance and you will see steps leading down to the right. You will see the climbing area from the base of the steps.

Climbing Season

For the DC and surrounding areas area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Alum Springs
a few moves from the start of REDMAN

REDMAN V0-1 4+  VA : DC and surrounding areas : Alum Springs
around the middle of the cliff is a little corner about 4 feet off the ground. In graffiti, "REDMAN" is written across the face of the rock. start in the corner and work your way right across the face. Work your way right as far as possible. For the first 10 feet the problem is probably V0, but the ledge drops out afterwards making the following section around V1. Good luck....[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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Driving across the creek.
Driving across the creek.
Looking down the length of the Alum Springs boulde...
BETA PHOTO: Looking down the length of the Alum Springs boulde...
The gatehouse:  WELCOME TO ALUM SPRINGS PARK  Hour...
BETA PHOTO: The gatehouse: WELCOME TO ALUM SPRINGS PARK Hour...
The stairs leading to the cliff.
BETA PHOTO: The stairs leading to the cliff.

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By Eli Buzzell
From: Rumney
May 22, 2014
Are there actual access issues here?
By John Tran
Apr 7, 2015
No access issues here. I went there today and the park has seems to be improving. There is now an paved biking trail that leads directly to the rocks. So all you have to do is walk on the bike path till you reach the first set of stairs on the right and follow those to the rocks.
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