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Routes in Upper Falls Wall

Beat Around the Bush TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Big Crimpin' TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elbows Deep T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 1,500 ft
GPS: 38.623, -78.314 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Dallas Branum on Apr 11, 2014
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath
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Description

This is the first major wall you'll come to while hiking in from Shenandoah. It's a west facing cliff ~80ft high at the base of the overlook for the upper falls. Be warned: the northern section of the wall (closest to the falls,) is at the base of a prominent overlook, so tourons may occasionally drop rocks or other debris from above. Your anchor may also be accessible to hikers. The further south (downstream,) you go along the wall, the less accessible the top is to hikers.

Really high quality rock for the most part, though there are several large blocks that should be trundled. All trad or TR, and easy to set anchors on the trees at the top of the wall.

Getting There

Hiking in from Shenandoah, it's ~2 miles to the upper falls. Cross the river and head to the overlook. You can scramble down the west side of the falls, (4th class,) or follow the trail south down the stone steps until it reaches the river below, backtracking upstream to reach the base of the wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Falls Wall

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elbows Deep
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Elbows Deep 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
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