Elizabeth Furnace Rock Climbing
|GPS:||38.947, -78.302 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||franciscov on Nov 22, 2007|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath|
DescriptionElizabeth Furnace is divided into two sections. Buzzard Rocks and the Talking Headwall. Buzzard rock offers slab climbing with great exposure to the valley below. The Talking Headwall is at the base of the valley and offers big overhangs on friendly jugs. You're not going to find a lifetime of climbing at either crag but you can find some quality moderate routes in a beautiful setting.
If you want to take a break from climbing take a dip in Passage Creek. There are some great swimming holes and the cool water temps are great in the summer. There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails in the George Washington Forest. For the fishermen out there Passage creek is a stocked creek, and offers some great fly or bait fishing.
Don't forget to stop at Waterlick Grocery and show your support to the locals. The owner supports climbing and sells light gear. Anything you need to know about the Elizabeth Furnace/Fort Valley area can be found here. I've also heard the burritos are fantastic!
Getting ThereFrom the East-
Take I-66 West to Route 55 West towards Front Royal. Stay on 55 West until the town of Waterlick. Turn left onto Powells Fort Road (Route 678). Drive about 1.2 miles on 678 then turn left onto Mountain Road (Route 619).
Rakkup: Rakkup mobile guidebook is available on rakkup.com. Download the app and keep all your guidebooks handy. Once dowloaded, app requires no cell service to operate. See trails, beta, topos, and get gps waypoint navigation. http://rakkup.com/guidebooks/elizabeth-furnace-rock-climbing/
Classic Climbing Routes at Elizabeth Furnace
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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