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Box, The TR 
Dark Corner TR 
Diagonal T,TR 
Dismal Face T,TR 
Lost Arrow T,TR 
Monkey Fingers TR 
Norris' Aid Route T 
P.V. Wall TR 
P.V.O (Potomac Valley Overhang) TR 
Right of the Box T,TR 
Skid Row TR 
Splinters TR 
Strain, The TR 
Terrapin Station TR 

Aid Box Rock Climbing 


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Hanging out at the Aid Box, Great Falls.

Description 

The Aid Box is a small rock amphitheater located about 200 yards downstream of Juliet's Balcony. It is the most popular area at Great Falls and contains many excellent climbs from moderate to extremely difficult.

Getting There 

Access is a simple walk down on the upstream side

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.0 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Aid Box

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Aid Box:
Splinters   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 35'   
Diagonal   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Lost Arrow   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Terrapin Station   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     TR   
P.V.O (Potomac Valley Overhang)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     TR   
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Featured Route For Aid Box
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Arrow crack

Lost Arrow 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Virginia : DC & Northern VA Region : ... : Aid Box
For me this is one of the best climbs at Great Falls. Climb the obvious pin scarred crack using the small left facing dihedral on your right. Crux is grasping the holds on the left facing dihedral and moving beyond them. It is supposedly 5.11 if you go straight up the crack without the dihedral. Add a few letter grades for a mid-summer, humid-as-hell ascent :)...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down at Aid Box
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A busy day at Aid Box
Rock Climbing Photo: Nancy Prichard on Lost Arrow, Aid Box. photo Bob H...
Nancy Prichard on Lost Arrow, Aid Box. photo Bob H...

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By JASON A.
Apr 13, 2009
Description: A good crag with many routes. Can toprope from trees, but be sure to bring extra webbing or a static line. A good all day area.

Get There: Hike down river trail, which is marked in light blue, till the end. The trail ends here and circles back to the climber parking lot. Hike down a short trail to a slick ledge where most of the climbs start (including Lost Arrow).

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