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DC Memorial Boulder

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All the Way Baby S 
Angle of Attack S 
Delayed Stress Syndrome S 
Pro-Vision S 
Process of Elimination S 
Showercam, and Your Wife's the Star S 
Skinny Legs S 
Spider Needs a Thesaurus (Dinosaurus Clitoris) S 
Vaseline Vision S 

DC Memorial Boulder  


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Location: 38.24156, -80.84428 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd Raine, Chris Whisenhunt, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Jul 11, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: The Boulder, looking back towards the ladder.

Description 

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.

Getting There 

After coming down the ladders follow the cliff east (left) it s the giant boulder in front of you!

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',2],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for DC Memorial Boulder:
Showercam, and Your Wife's the Star   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Process of Elimination   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Delayed Stress Syndrome   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
All the Way Baby   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Featured Route For DC Memorial Boulder
Mike working into the crux

Delayed Stress Syndrome 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : DC Memorial Boulder
5.8 your way up the overhanging corner then out to the right(campus or crimp with heel-hooks) get into a sitting rest that is almost no-hands, then use the big undercling and crimps to continue up the corner making one stopper move tat with the right beta becomes easier. There is a jug above the anchor to make the clip...for the brave.Cater rated this one 5.11a, but it is harder....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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No name route on the back of DC
No name route on the back of DC
DC Memorial Boulder
DC Memorial Boulder
DC Memorial Boulder
BETA PHOTO: DC Memorial Boulder
Good place to take shelter
Good place to take shelter
The hidden gem
The hidden gem

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By Hillbill
From: Indianapolis
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.
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