Old Rag Mountain Climber's Log

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ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Jun 8, 2017 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2017

Fun hike  Sucess!

Fun scramble, nice views. We did the standard loop. I'm glad it was blazed!

tudge

tudge - May 2, 2017 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015

Perfect June Day  Sucess!

Perfect summer day. Enjoyed a PB&J and a cool breeze on top.

jerky1280

jerky1280 - Apr 7, 2017 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1995

Long Ago  Sucess!

Climbed as a kid.

larvitar

larvitar - Jan 31, 2017 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2017

Windy!  Sucess!

My brother and I seized the chance to climb this notoriously crowded peak on a warm, sunny weekday in January. We still didn't quite have the trail to ourselves, but there was more than enough room on the mountain for all of us. The scramble at the top (ice-free, thankfully) was much longer and tougher than I'd expected, closer to what you'd find on an alpine peak up north than anything I'd yet seen in Virginia. And with all those narrow cracks and huge, smooth boulders, it definitely favors the tall and skinny. The weather, as mentioned, was beautiful, except for a stiff wind that nearly blew us off the summit. Bring a windbreaker, folks!

oso1212

oso1212 - Feb 6, 2016 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2016

Fun  Sucess!

Great time with friends climbing a mountain I've heard about but never had the opportunity to hike until today!

TheWolfIsLoose

TheWolfIsLoose - Nov 2, 2015 5:09 pm

Great Scramble  Sucess!

A great little scramble in a very pretty area.

PeakAndAbyss

PeakAndAbyss - Oct 10, 2015 10:50 am Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2010

Old Rag  Sucess!

An old favorite. Have climbed Old Rag many many times in the past, including when it was snow covered in the winter.

technicolorNH

technicolorNH - May 14, 2015 5:05 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2015

Serious fun  Sucess!

I went without any prior knowledge of the mountain and by the time I was done I could see it had a deserved reputation. I did the nine mile loop in a touch under four hours. I saw the spur trail for Mount Robertson on the way down the fire road but decided to save it for next time since I wanted to tag Hightop and Blackrock before finishing for the day.

jgreeneruns

jgreeneruns - May 25, 2014 10:08 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2014

Love the scramble  Sucess!

We camped along Nicholson Hollow to get an earlier start on the trail. We started from the parking lot around 8. I wouldn't have left any later than this because of the volume of people and how warm the top of the mountain got. The hike was very enjoyable with great places to see the valley to the west along the way. The scramble for the last third of the hike is by far the most fun. We made a loop by using the fire road and to avoid going against the summiting traffic.

Definitely a DC area must-hike!

JBR1969

JBR1969 - Mar 10, 2014 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

Follow the dots  Sucess!

Fun, easy climb.

wanderweg83

wanderweg83 - Feb 1, 2014 10:40 am

What can I say that hasn't already been said?  Sucess!

I have climbed Old Rag twice so far. I will be back as often as I can. It is popular for a good reason!

Kevintheclimber

Kevintheclimber - Dec 31, 2013 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2013

Legendary   Sucess!

Climbed it twice. Probably will do three more times. Easily one of the best hike/climb in the eastern coast. Just a pleasure to do it. Class three? more of class 2 plus though.

Woodswalker

Woodswalker - Nov 9, 2013 1:16 pm

Old Rag Mountain  Sucess!

1979. Hiked it with my brother.

mlandau3

mlandau3 - Jul 23, 2013 10:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2013

Class 3?  Sucess!

It was interesting, but I thought there should be more exposure with a class 3 route (e.g. the slide on North Tripyramid or Huntington Ravine). I was worn out by the end - falte like an old rag.
We did see a bear cub and some deer on the descent via Saddle Trail.

dielotr - Jul 23, 2013 9:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

Sunday day hike  Sucess!

Nice day trip from DC with 4 friends. Started to rain as we passed Old Rag shelter on the way down; turned into absolute downpour before long. Totally soaked on the way home. Great trip

HikingBoots

HikingBoots - Jul 11, 2013 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012

Fun Hike  Sucess!

I see why it's such a popular trail, attracting many avid hikers.

geeman

geeman - Jun 23, 2013 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2013

Old Rag Express  Sucess!

Misty weather. Started at 9am, back to the parking lot at noon. The rock scrambling is great fun. Will be back in wintertime.

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - May 24, 2013 8:47 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2013

Route: Ridge-Saddle Loop  Sucess!

Enjoyable but overhyped. Then again, I'm a New Englander..

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - May 3, 2013 6:18 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2013

Fun scramble  Sucess!

Did the loop with a trip through the Sunset Wall cave. Really enjoyed the ridge scramble.

cwharringtonlaw - Mar 15, 2013 10:25 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2012

Best Near DC  Sucess!

Best hike near DC. I miss the big hills out west pretty bad, but this is a nice consolation prize. Can get crowded in spring, but during mild winters it can be snow free and people free.

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