Climbers' Guide to the Great Falls of the Potomac

 

Climbers' Guide to the Great Falls of the Potomac
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Climbers' Guide to the Great Falls of the Potomac
Manufacturer Mountaineering Section PATC
Page By Bob Sihler
Page Type May 12, 2007 / May 12, 2007
Object ID 3166
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Product Description

This is the guide to own if you are going to climb in the Great Falls area. It covers crags on the Virginia and Maryland side, over 30 in all, and discusses more than 300 routes ranging from 5.0 to 5.13.

The book has good photos that allow one to locate individual routes.

There are sections on regulations, ethics, safety, geology, and history as well.

One of the best things about the guide is its small size; it is light and easy to carry in a side pocket of a pack, from which it is easily retrieved without needing to take the pack off.

The book retails for about $13.

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Bob Sihler - Aug 28, 2007 10:23 am - Voted 5/5

Best Guide for Area
I have found this so valuable for the amount of information packed into such a small book. The photographs are very helpful in locating the different routes. I think directions to the crags themselves are sometimes somewhat lacking, but the crags are fairly concentrated, especially on the Virginia side, and the pictures will help one get his bearing.

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