I climbed here a few times when I traveled to the D.C. area on business. I got the local guidebook from REI, and headed out, thinking I was going to have a fun time on some easy solos. Wrong! Damn that rock is slippery! And yes, I spent a lot of time cleaning my shoes.
I stopped by after a morning of hiking and scrambling over at Great Falls to check this place out for the first time. I ended up soloing 5.2 Jam Crack, 5.3 Chockstone Chimney, and 5.1 Laundry Chute. I thought Jam Crack felt about right, but except for maybe one part of Chockstone, I thought it was easier than 5.3, and Laundry Chute seemed a little harder than 5.1. I also climbed something unnamed next to Laundry Chute, and that one was a bit harder.
It's a little harder climbing unroped here because the area is compact and it's tricky to stay out of the way of roped groups at times.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe