Hanging out at the Aid Box, Great Falls.
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.
Access is a simple walk down on the upstream side
Weather station 3.0 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Aid Box
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Aid Box:
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'
Featured Route For Aid Box
Lost Arrow 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Virginia
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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
BETA PHOTO: Looking down at Aid Box
Nancy Prichard on Lost Arrow, Aid Box. photo Bob H...
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).