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Great Falls - Maryland Side

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Great Falls - Maryland Side  


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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!

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Weather station 4.5 miles from here

50 Total Routes

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Dave Rockwell on Soapstone.  The little Winter's Tale corner and overhang has some shade on the down and to the left of the climber.

A Winter's Tale 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  MD : Great Falls - Maryland Side : Spitzbergen
Six feet left of the soap stone crack start at a small right-facing corner with a six inch overhang above it. Mantle strong into the corner and go for the face holds above....[more]   Browse More Classics in MD

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