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Rock Climbing at Great Falls Park VA

Rock Climbing at Great Falls Park, Virginia

One of the best climbing areas in the DC Metropolitan Area is located along the Potomac River at Great Falls Park, Virginia.  The park itself has plenty of places to picnic and hike, with scenic overlooks of the gorgeous Potomac River.  Numerous climbing routes and places for a good long rappel give opportunities for climbers from novice to expert.

Climbing at Great Falls

Climbing at Great Falls

Getting to Great Falls Park, Virginia:

Great Falls Park is located on both the Virginia and the Maryland side of the Potomac River, but the developed climbing areas are on the Virginia side near the historic Village of Great Falls.  If you use an online map tool, your destination will be:

9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA  22102

When climbers arrive at Great Falls Park, they should pay at the gate ($5 per vehicle) and turn right down the hill towards the Climber’s Parking Lot.  From here, a short hike upriver will take you to the climbs.

Your guide will be driving a black Jeep Liberty.  Give Eriq Powers a call at (240) 603-4150 if you have any trouble.

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