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Great Falls - Maryland Side Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.982, -77.227 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Blanchard on Sep 14, 2010  with updates from Brian Malone
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BETA PHOTO: The Bulges

Description 

This area is extremely similar to Great Falls Virginia - its across the river! It doesn't have as many climbs but if you are into some good Billy Goat trails and scrambling to get to where you climb, this has your name written all over it!


Getting There 

Take the Carderock exit off I-495. Follow Clara Barton Parkway past Carderock. Turn left on MacArthur Boulevard and continue a short distance to the primary climbers' parking area across the road from the Old Angler's Inn. Don't park in the Inn's lot!

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

76 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',31],['2 Stars',29],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',19],['5.7',8],['5.8',9],['5.9',18],['5.10',13],['5.11',7],['5.12',2],['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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By Brian Malone
From: Olney, Maryland
May 25, 2015
Great weekend. We had our choice of climbs all day. While Carter Rock and Great Falls, VA were jammed packed this area was WIDE open.. GREAT spot if you want don't want to fight for a spot basically any time of day..

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