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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Left Side

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 (1)

Trad, TR, 40'

VA : DC and surrounding areas : Rapp Rocks

Jan 7, 2011

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Alum Springs

VA : DC and surrounding areas

Feb 18, 2011

Rapp Rocks

VA : DC and surrounding areas

Jan 3, 2011

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Don't follow the Loop Trail up the stairs; instead...

Don't follow the Loop Trail up the stairs; instead stay straight and walk to the right of the large tree to find the Upper Access Trail.

VA : Roanoke/New River/Blacksbur... : Roanoke River Gorge (RoRG),...

Dec 2, 2012

To reach the lower trail:  Climb over the edge of ...

To reach the lower trail: Climb over the edge of the "Pedestrian Overlook" and around the front to reach the river bank. There is a small gulley with a piece of cordellete installed to he

VA : Roanoke/New River/Blacksbur... : Roanoke River Gorge (RoRG),...

Dec 1, 2012

I hope this photo helps clarify the directions for...

I hope this photo helps clarify the directions for getting to the crag: Take a left at this fork to reach the lower trail Take a right to reach the upper trail.

VA : Roanoke/New River/Blacksbur... : Roanoke River Gorge (RoRG),...

Dec 1, 2012

The stairs leading to the cliff.

The stairs leading to the cliff.

VA : DC and surrounding areas : Alum Springs

Feb 18, 2011

Sign along the trail.

Sign along the trail.

VA : DC and surrounding areas : Alum Springs

Feb 18, 2011

The gatehouse:  WELCOME TO ALUM SPRINGS PARK  Hour...

The gatehouse: WELCOME TO ALUM SPRINGS PARK Hour of Operation ----------------- Daily: 7 AM - 8 PM Winter hours: 10 AM - 5 PM

VA : DC and surrounding areas : Alum Springs

Feb 18, 2011

Driving across the creek.

Driving across the creek.

VA : DC and surrounding areas : Alum Springs

Feb 18, 2011

Looking down the length of the Alum Springs boulde...

Looking down the length of the Alum Springs bouldering wall.

VA : DC and surrounding areas : Alum Springs

Feb 18, 2011

Short scramble to the top of the main face.

Short scramble to the top of the main face.

VA : DC and surrounding areas : Rapp Rocks

Jan 3, 2011

View of the river from the base of the main face.

View of the river from the base of the main face.

VA : DC and surrounding areas : Rapp Rocks

Jan 3, 2011

The second face, "Little General."

The second face, "Little General."

VA : DC and surrounding areas : Rapp Rocks

Jan 3, 2011

The main face, using my dog for scale.

The main face, using my dog for scale.

VA : DC and surrounding areas : Rapp Rocks

Jan 3, 2011

The Schnoz.

The Schnoz.

VA : DC and surrounding areas : Rapp Rocks

Jan 3, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: VA : Roanoke/New River/Blacksbur... : Roanoke River Gorge (RoRG),...
By: Eric Ball When: Dec 1, 2012

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Comments: I'd just like to clarify the directions to the access trails:

To reach the upper access trail:
- Go down the trail from the parking lot and hang a right until you pass under the bridge.
- Take a RIGHT at the fork, following signs for the "Loop Trail"
- Follow the loop trail over a small bridge and stay left until you pass another bridge.
- A few yards from the second bridge there will be a small staircase and trail will start to loop back around: do not follow it.
- Instead, walk around... more >>


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Left Side 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

VA : DC and surrounding areas : Rapp Rocks

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