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DC Memorial Boulder

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
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 
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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
Ladd setting up for the crux.

Vaseline Vision 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : DC Memorial Boulder
Start on the large right facing dihedral, make the same starting moves as Delayed Stress Syndrome, clip the 2nd and 3rd blts off the jug then rest. Out of the rest grab the horn, cross to an undercling, go big up to the mini-heuco, match, throw up and right and keep the pump at bay to clip the anchors way above your 3rd bolt....[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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