Elevation: 220 ft
GPS: 39.03, -77.004 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kristan Markey on Nov 16, 2012
Admins: Frances Fierst

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.co… (newer)
drtopo.com/submitted/nwbran…

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Northwest Branch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1- 5-
 22
Don't Fall Right
Boulder
V1 5 PG13
 6
Denim Devil
Boulder
V1 5
 13
Kinder Garden
Boulder
V1 5
 16
Center Face
Boulder
V2 5+
 12
Egg Mantel
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 26
Snowflake
Boulder
V3 6A
 16
Center Face
Boulder
V3 6A
 12
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (a.…
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Crimptastic
Boulder
V5 6C
 15
the TRAVERSE
Boulder
V5 6C
 11
Nice Slot
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 3
Anklebiter Far Left
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
The Business
Boulder
V6 7A PG13
 5
Suspended Disbelieve
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
Nice Slot Sit Start
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Don't Fall Right N Bank - Chaos… > Upstream Slab
 22
V1- 5- Boulder
Denim Devil S Bank - Roof Area
 6
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
Kinder Garden S Bank - Pipeline Area
 13
V1 5 Boulder
Center Face N Bank - Tulip Area
 16
V1 5 Boulder
Egg Mantel Long Wall
 12
V2 5+ Boulder
Snowflake N Bank - Chaos… > Downstream Slab AKA S…
 26
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Center Face N Bank - Chaos… > Upstream Slab
 16
V3 6A Boulder
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibito… N Bank - Tulip Area
 12
V3 6A Boulder
Crimptastic S Bank - Roof Area
 5
V4 6B Boulder
the TRAVERSE S Bank - Tick Area
 15
V5 6C Boulder
Nice Slot S Bank - Pipeline Area
 11
V5 6C Boulder
Anklebiter Far Left N Bank - Anklebiter B…
 3
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
The Business S Bank - Roof Area
 3
V6 7A Boulder
Suspended Disbelieve N Bank - Suspended Bo…
 5
V6 7A PG13 Boulder
Nice Slot Sit Start S Bank - Pipeline Area
 3
V6 7A Boulder
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