Crescent Rocks aka Raven Rocks [rock(tr,trad)]

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Directions to Trailhead From Washington, DC: take the Dulles Toll Road from the Beltway (495) to the terminus ($3.50) to Route 7 WEST towards Purcellville, past Round Hill. You’ll pass Williams GAP, then about 1.2 miles further UP route 7 you’ll come to the intersection of Blue Ridge Mountain Road and Raven Rocks Road ROUTE […]

Long Mountain [rock(tr,trad)]

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Long Mountain is a high ridge running along the East side of Trout Run Valley. There are tremendous views to the West looking over Big Schloss and the Shenandoah valley. Views to the East look out over the rolling ridges of West VA. Most of the climbing is trad climbing. Top ropes can be set […]

Summersville Lake [rock(tr,sport)]

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Twenty minutes north of the New River Gorge, Summersville Lake is both a worthy diversion and a solid trip in and of itself.  That is of course if you like to clip bolts.  All of the routes at Summersville are single pitch sport routes (5.7 to 5.14+).  There are routes for all with several moderates […]