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DC & Northern VA Region Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 287'
Location: 38.64688, -77.41241 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jake Jones on Aug 5, 2015
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Romeo's ladder at sunset in December.

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

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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
Romeo's Ladder   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Great Falls : Romeo's Ladder
Snowflake   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Great Falls : Seclusion
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
Executioner's song   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Falls : Dihedrals
Humidor   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Great Falls : Cigar Box
Flaky   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 45'   Great Falls : Seclusion
Diagonal   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Falls : Aid Box
Lunging Ledges   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 45'   Great Falls : Romeo's Ladder
Armbuster   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Falls : Bird's Nest
Dr. Needlepoint   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Falls : Dr. Needlepoint
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: Looking up Sand Box Corner from the base: Sand Box...

Sand Box Corner 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Virginia : DC & Northern VA Region : ... : Sandbox
This is a very common beginner's climb at Great Falls. Climb the dihedral and be on the lookout for finger locks in the corner. I've watched numerous newbies get a bit frustrated on this - somewhat technical - moderate. So if you're introducing somebody who's completely new to climbing think about some of the more straight-forward, ladder-like, climbing to the left as a warm up. Beware that excessive rain can swell the Potomac and flood this area. For more information see the Potomac Appalachian...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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