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]
Classic Climbing Routes in DC Memorial Boulder
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Angle of Attack 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b West Virginia
: The New River Gorge
: ... : DC Memorial Boulder
Think the routes on the D.C. Boulder are a joke because of their diminutive stature? Well There is nothing funny about Angle of Attack. This route, short and insecure, is raging with Napoleon complex. Its angry, really angry, and it will try to spit you off every chance it gets.Travel up the 45 degree arete, slapping slopers with your left hand, heel hooking, and utilizing some nice pockets with your right hand. A technical and commiting crux awaits you just below the anchor. Take care in c...[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.