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Arch-Sill Start T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
D.W. (Dirt Wall) T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
D.W.D. (Dirt Wall Direct) T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Dancing Climb T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dirty Dancing T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Long Corner T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scar Face TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Seeds and Stems T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Twin Cracks T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Description

Boucher Rocks are on the Virginia side of the Potomac, just upstream from the 495 bridge between Maryland and Virginia. From I-495 take the exit for Route 193 South. At the next light make a left onto Balls Road. Keep left at Live Oak Road, drive over the Beltway and continue on Live Oak Road until the road ends at a circle. Park here and walk down the blue blaze trail towards the river. A trail leads upstream by a grassy area under the bridge. Walk upriver to the rocks. The cliff lies on government property behind the large mansion. Long anchor ropes are helpful in rigging the climbs.

Getting There

From I-495 take the exit for Route 193 South. At the next light make a left onto Balls Road. Keep left at Live Oak Road, drive over the Beltway and continue on Live Oak Road until the road ends at a circle. Park here and walk down the blue blaze trail towards the river.

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Boucher Rocks has no trespassing signs posted now and a local resident told us climbing is no longer allowed here. Courtesy FYI for the community. Feb 20, 2017
The Dirty Wall at Boucher West could have new (hard) route potential... Oct 30, 2015

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