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DC & Northern VA Region Rock Climbing 


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Romeo's Ladder. From left to right you get: Romeo...

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Bouldering and crags found near DC, Northern and Northeastern Virginia areas.

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Weather station 10.5 miles from here

281 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in DC & Northern VA Region

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for DC & Northern VA Region:
Sand Box Corner   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     TR, 45'   Great Falls : Sandbox
Snowflake   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Great Falls : Seclusion
Romeo's Ladder   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Great Falls : Romeo's Ladder
Bird's Nest   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Falls : Bird's Nest
Splinters   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 35'   Great Falls : Aid Box
Great Beginnings   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Great Falls : Seclusion
Cornice   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Great Falls : Cornice
Humidor   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Great Falls : Cigar Box
Executioner's song   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Falls : Dihedrals
Dr. Needlepoint   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Falls : Dr. Needlepoint
Armbuster   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Falls : Bird's Nest
Lunging Ledges   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 45'   Great Falls : Romeo's Ladder
Diagonal   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Falls : Aid Box
Two-Lane Highway   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Falls : Bird's Nest
Strong Finish   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 55'   Great Falls : Seclusion
Lost Arrow   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Great Falls : Aid Box
Mantlepiece   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     TR, 60'   Juliet's Balcony : Juliet's Balcony: Upstream
Entropy   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Great Falls : Romeo's Ladder
Middle of the Road   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Falls : Bird's Nest
P.V.O (Potomac Valley Overhang)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     TR   Great Falls : Aid Box
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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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