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Elizabeth Furnace

by Francisco Fuentes & Sean Tracy

This guide is a comprehensive collection of the Elizabeth Furnace climbing region. It includes both Buzzard Rocks & Talking Headwall. Located in the north eastern outskirts of the George Washington National Forest, it is only a 1 hour drive from the DC region.

Talking Headwall is NoVa's iconic roadside crag. Talking Headwall offers great sandstone features with overhangs and is the location of choice for new climbers to practice and hone their skills. Featured climbs are "Leading Should Feel This Way" (5.10), "I Love Big Jugs" (5.8), "Furnasty" (5.12), "Pure Energy" (5.10), and many others.

Buzzard Rock, with clean tuscarora sandstone and solid gear placements. Buzzard offers great features with mostly slab climbing and minimal overhangs. It is the location of choice for new climbers to practice and hone their trad skills. Featured climbs are the iconic "Anonymous Flake" (5.8 - 5.11), "Pulp Friction" (5.9), "Ass Cannibal" (5.8), and the new routes at the Adam Kopley Memorial Boulder.

Please email for route updates & corrections. Contributions to this guidebook have been made by Francisco J Fuentes & Sean Tracy.

Sectors in alphabetical order:

Area Information3 climbs
Buzzard Rock28 climbs in 9 sectors
Talking Head Wall19 climbs in 3 sectors


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