DC Memorial Boulder Rock Climbing
The hidden gem
Huge boulder with overhanging (30-45 degrees) powerful climbs that are exciting and short.
A couple of unfinished projects still remain on this boulder.
Climbs range from 11a to 13a/b
In the most recent Cater guidebook he made a mistake in describing the DC memorial boulder...There is no route #37(project), routes 38+39+40 are on the main face, #41 is the 12a around the corner.
After coming down the ladders follow the cliff east (left) it s the giant boulder in front of you!
Weather station 2.1 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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All the Way Baby 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b West Virginia
: The New River Gorge
: ... : DC Memorial Boulder
Start on jugs, make a couple of powerful moves up to the big sloper (or the finger lock to the left) then move up past a couple of crimps to the sloper to make hte last clip before the anchors. Make the crux move out right to the flake then either dyno to the top or match on the flake and go up.This climb is one of my hardest yet, took one day of work to figure out the moves (there are a million sucker holds) then got it as my first climb without a warmup the next day. I love this climb, no tend...[more] Browse More Classics in West Virginia
No name route on the back of DC
BETA PHOTO: DC Memorial Boulder
Good place to take shelter
BETA PHOTO: The Boulder, looking back towards the ladder.
Aug 19, 2014
There is a really fun 5.10b on the backside of the DC boulder. It was in the 2010 guidebook labeled as unnamed with no stars. We had a blast knocking off some moss and figuring out the moves. Very cool movement the whole way and great oppurtunity for pictures.