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The Bulges

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Beached Whale T,TR 
Black Bulge, The T,TR 
Central Descent Route T,TR 
Dawn's Light T,TR 
First Lead Corner T,TR 
FUBAR T,TR 
Great Falls Bulge T,TR 
Great Falls Bulge - Var: Right Hand Start T,TR 
Great Falls Bulge - Var: Super Bulge T,TR 
Greyish Face T,TR 
Little Bulge Descent Route T,TR 
Narrow Notch T,TR 
Narrow Notch - Var: Corner T,TR 
Orange Groove T,TR 
Peg's Progress T,TR 
Short Line T,TR 
Wild Thing T,TR 

The Bulges Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 131'
Location: 38.99343, -77.24595 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Frances Fierst, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Chris Blanchard on Sep 14, 2010  with updates from Brian Malone
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Description 

Small bulge along the river standing 60 feet. Two areas here - Little Bulge and Great Falls Bulge. Easily seen from the Great Falls Virginia Side, but rarely will you see climbers on it. The classic here is Super Bulge 5.11c/d.

Getting There 

Park at the Great Falls Tavern Visitors Center. Cross the canal and hike downstream along the tow path about one-half mile to the Billy Goat Trail. Follow that for 125 yds and then cut right to the top of The Bulges.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',9],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['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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Rock Climbing Photo: The little bulge

Orange Groove 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Maryland : Great Falls - Maryland Side : The Bulges
Start same as the Black Bulge.Climb up the Black Bulge, approximately 5 feet, until it is possible to traverse left into the orange groove. Follow the groove to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Maryland

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