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Flat Iron

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Bikini TR 
Bikini Corner T,TR 
Chris' Crack and Stocking Climb T,TR 
Exciteable T,TR 
Exciteable - right side variation T,TR 
Flat Iron Corner T,TR 
Reverse Chimney T,TR 
Ringbolt T,TR 
Spraddle Route T,TR 

Flat Iron Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.9946, -77.25 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Peter Jackson on Aug 10, 2010
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Description 

A good place to escape to if you're trying to avoid the crowds.

Getting There 

An area not far below the falls, across from the north end of Rocky Island. The river constricts and turns right for its trip through Mather Gorge here. Take the river trail.

Climbing Season

For the Great Falls area.

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Ringbolt Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  Virginia : DC & Northern VA Region : ... : Flat Iron
Start same as Flat Iron Corner - from the crack, move down, and left to a narrow shelf just above the water. Move around the corner to the right at the old canal ringbolt and climb the face.Note: As Don Hubbard mentioned in his 1943 article, "The water below this point is violent and climber should take ample precaution not to fall in."...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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