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Civil war bridge Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 400'
Location: 38.91462, -77.27864 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Doug Joness on Dec 28, 2015
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BETA PHOTO: Overview of problems I did here. Left most problem...


This is an old bridge built for the W&OD railroad. The rock is a mix of quartz, mica schist and sandstone boulders and rocks. It's about 15 long and 10-15 ft high. It is right off of the W&OD bike path and a hiking path so you will probably hear people on the bike path and see people walking their dogs on the hiking path. The rock is pretty solid, some moss that could be cleaned up and some parts were a bit crumbly but that wasn't really an issue. I'm not sure if anyone has bouldered here before (I wouldn't be surprised if some one has) but I climbed 4 fairly distinct problems, all in the V0-1 range (I think this range, I'm not much of a boulderer. They were easy but not complete give-me's). I did these alone without a spotter or crash pad but I would recommend both. Mostly crimpy holds, decent feet and nice finishing jugs to top out on. "Urban bouldering." My friends and I used to hang out here in high school and someone said that there was an ambush on a train here during the civil war so we called it the civil war bridge but I have no idea if that is actually true.

Getting There 

From 123 in Vienna take center street north and take a right on mill street and park. The road is very short and dead ends at an entrance to the bike path. Take a left on the bike path and walk half a mile. When you see a black fence on both sides of you, you are over the bridge you will climb on. Take a right on a path down hill just past the fence on your right. Go down hill and you are there. The left side of the bridge is taller and offers longer and more interesting problems. 10-15 min walk on flat ground

Climbing Season

For the DC & Northern VA Region area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: View of approach from the bike path. Take right do...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Overview of the bridge
BETA PHOTO: Overview of the bridge

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