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Roadside Crag-Talking Headwall

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About Roadside Crag-Talking Headwall:

Probably some of the only sport climbing in Northern Virginia. Most of the climbs are moderate and the bolts are new. This area is highly accessible but easy to miss. Drive time from the Sport Rock III gym in Sterling, VA is 1hr 15min. Driving directions coming from DC- Take I-66 West to Route 55 West towards Front Royal. Stay on 55 West until the town of Waterlick. Turn left onto Powells Fort Road (Route 678). Drive about 1.2 miles on 678 until you come to where Mountain Road (Route 619) intersects with 678. Don't turn here. Continue on 678 for about a 1/4 mile. At this point the road is choked on the right by a rock wall and on the left by the stream. After passing this, park in the first available lot on the right side of the road. Walk back along the road in the direction you just came from for about 200 yards. Look to your left (the stream is on your right) and you will see the climbing area. It's very easy to miss while driving because the trees and a slight rise conceal it.
Approach:
Approach Time: 2-3 minutes
Latitude, Longitude: 38.94660, -78.30220
Access Issues: None.
Rock Type: Sandstone
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
Sun Aspect: All Day Shade

Routes

SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
1 Average Rating = 3.00/5 MCurry Must Be Castrated 5.10a 2
2 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Angry Muppets 5.6 0
3 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Memory Loss V1 0
4 Average Rating = 3.53/5 I Love Big Jugs 5.8 22
5 Average Rating = 3.46/5 Ne Plus Ultra 5.10a 15
6 Average Rating = 3.59/5 Fortis (1) 5.10b 20
7 Average Rating = 1.00/5 Ascent Gully (1) 5.3 2
8 Average Rating = 3.86/5 Foops 5.11a 10
9 Average Rating = 3.93/5 Leading Should Feel This Way (3) 5.10c 17
10 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Furnass 5.12a 0
11 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Not a Good First Lead 5.9 2
12 Average Rating = 3.56/5 Big Balls 5.11a 9
13 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Furnasty (2) 5.12c 0
14 Average Rating = 3.25/5 Continuance 5.8 14
15 Average Rating = 3.67/5 Fat Bastard (1) 5.7 13
16 Average Rating = 2.50/5 I Want A Big Truck 5.7 3
17 Average Rating = 0.00/5 How Can 58 Million People Be So Stupid? 5.8 0
18 Average Rating = 4.50/5 Powell 5.11d 2
19 Average Rating = 3.88/5 Pure Energy / Proteus 5.10d 9