Local Bouldering crag. i.e. NOT A DESTINATION, but great for DC area locals desperate to find quality bouldering problems outside the gym. Grades from V0-V12? with good lines. Eliminates after that.
The good: Great lines in scenic location with easy access. The bad: glass, spray paint, other typical city crag issues. Make sure you check out your topout to make sure it is clear of glass, seriously.
A couple tall problemms to the Left of the 45 wall that can be top-roped from a bolt. A couple pads will work (25' or less)
This route is a blast! Start on an obvious jug, with an obvious foot, and work up the route using pretty wild moves. I believe the crux is latching the small hold coming off the horizontalsideunderclings. I found that topping out to the right is a good secure way to go....[more]Browse More Classics in VA
2 v0's and 1 v1 directly on front left side while entering before the prow boulder. 1 v4 and v5 with a v6 variation. Height dependant on grade on corner of prows left side. corner right prow is a project v? prow has no lines up to date. may be too thin to climb. Far right 45 degree wall has a v8, v4, v6+ maybe v7. furthest corner is project in that order from left to right. no names but they should be tagged and graded for anyone wanting to come check em out at our little city getaway. its a sweet boulder. later
That right prow line is The Black Sun Rises (V12) and has a stand start that goes as V10. And if I remember my Hooes Rd history, lines and names have been established a long time ago by Gabor Szekely, Paul Wallace and GP Salvo.
By Eli Buzzell From: Traveling with AmeriCorps Apr 10, 2014
Does anyone go here anymore/ever? I'd love to get the actual problem names and grades if there are any established.