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Armbuster TR 
Armbuster Descent Route T,TR 
Bird's Nest T,TR 
Eagle's Nest TR 
Face Flop'n T,TR 
Fair Square  T,TR 
Man's Route, The T,TR 
Middle of the Road TR 
One Lane Highway T,TR 
Plumb Line T,TR 
Rumble Strip TR 
Shoulder of the Road TR 
Two-Lane Highway TR 
Z-slash TR 

Bird's Nest Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.98789, -77.24715 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Bird's Nest Area is located right along the river trail about 100 yards downstream of the Canal Cut. It has some of the longest climbs at Great Falls and is very popular.

Getting There 

The best approach for the Birds Nest area is by the Armbuster Descent Route downstream of the area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.0 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',5],['5.12',1],['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 Bird's Nest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bird's Nest:
Bird's Nest   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Armbuster   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Eagle's Nest   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Two-Lane Highway   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
One Lane Highway   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Middle of the Road   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Z-slash   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     TR, 40'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: View of Armbuster and Z-Slash

Armbuster 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Virginia : DC and surrounding areas : ... : Bird's Nest
A vertical crack and corner. Strength seems to help on this climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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