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Lower Ridge Trail Slab (aka, Java or Coffee Wall)

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About Lower Ridge Trail Slab (aka, Java or Coffee Wall):

Topo to the main section of the Slab:
Topo for the north end of the crag:
Good concentration of moderate slab and crack routes, along with excellent eastern exposure, make for very pleasant climbing during the winter/spring; conversely, it's very hot during most summer days. Bring 60m ropes, and be gentle on the flora on the climber's trail and on the crag....
Approach: This area, along with the Mixed Messages Crag, is the only climbing on Old Rag best approached from the Weakley Hollow (north-side) Trailhead - the one most popular with hikers as it is the closest to NoVa/MD/DC. Hike up the road and then the Ridge Trail until it hits the crest of the Northeast Ridge of the mountain, the first significant section of exposed granite: you are now standing atop the Lower Ridge Trail Slab. Consult the topos for further directions.
Approach Time: 1 hour
Latitude, Longitude:
Access Issues:
Rock Type: Granite
Type of Climbing: Trad
Sun Aspect: Morning Sun


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
21 Average Rating = 4.00/5 The Huntsman 5.8 1
23 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Thunder & Bears 5.8 0