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Northwest Branch

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Northwest Branch 


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Location: 39.0303, -77.0041 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Collection of 100 boulder problems in a wooded area of the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River just minutes north of DC. Watch for families hiking through on the weekends.

Topos available at:
mdguides.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/nwb-guide-draft.pdf (newer)
www.drtopo.com/submitted/nwbranch.pdf


Getting There 

Drive to exit 30 on the Capital Beltway (495). Head north on Colesville Rd/Columbia Pike (Route 29).
Drive 1.4 miles on Route 29. Parking lot for the Northwest Branch will be on the right. If you get to the Citgo/Trader Joe's/California Tortilia (Lockwood Plaza)x, you've gone too far.
Follow the trail at the parking lot


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Thor's prodigy V7 7A+  MD : Northwest Branch : Uphill Slab- North Bank
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By Brian S
Nov 27, 2012

Here is another (newer) guide - mdguides.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/nwb-guide-draft.pdf

By Eli Buzzell
From: Washington, D.C.
Mar 17, 2014

would it be possible to get here via the metro from alexandria?