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Boucher Rocks

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Long Corner T,TR 
Scar Face TR 
Seeds and Stems T,TR 
Twin Cracks T,TR 

Boucher Rocks Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.96861, -77.18309 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian Malone on Jun 28, 2015
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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.

Climbing Season

For the DC & Northern VA Region area.

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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


Featured Route For Boucher Rocks

Dancing Climb 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Virginia : DC & Northern VA Region : Boucher Rocks
Start at the base of a short cliff below a low angle slab/face. 20 feet left of Long Corner.#1. Climb up to the base of the slab, giving this climb its other name. Friction up the slope not using the right edge. A variation called Scarface can be climbed further left (5.10)....[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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By Gee Double
Oct 30, 2015
The Dirty Wall at Boucher West could have new (hard) route potential...
By Titus
Feb 20, 2017
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.

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