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Gulf Branch

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L to R R to L Alpha
Block 
Project 1 
Project 2 
Squeezy 
Three Ledges 
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Gulf Branch  


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Description 

Located along the Potomac Heritage Trail, this area has a few boulders and potential top rope climbs. The National Park Service owns the Potomac Heritage Trail and shoreline.

Routes are ordered from Left (upstream) and Right (downstream)

Getting There 

The fastest way to get there. Park at the at Gulf Branch trail head on 36th Rd N(goo.gl/iupyoq) and walk downstream to the Potomac. After going down the cascades, head upstream for Block (V1+) and Squeezy (V3-); downstream for Project 1, Project 2, and Three Ledges (V0+).

Park service map of the area:
nps.gov/pohe/planyourvisit/upl...

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.6 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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Squeezy

Squeezy V3- 6A  VA : Gulf Branch
This slightly overhanging boulder problem starts by squeezing the boulder from both sides. This problem has cool heel hook and mantel. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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