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Great Falls of the Potomac


Mountaineering Section of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

Located in the beautiful Potomac River Gorge, Great Falls provides a wide variety of climbing right along side the Potomac river. The cliffs are roughly 60 feet high made of hard, solid rock. The area is sunny and has lots of visitors, climbers and hikers alike.

This guide provides maps, descriptions, and ratings of technical climbing routes along the Potomac River; covering the Virginia shoreline. The paper edition contains Maryland shoreline climbs, which will be included in future editions of this Rakkup guide, as well as masterpoint locations for each sector. The Rakkup edition includes over 200 routes and updated images.

Should you have any comments, suggestions, or general inquiries regarding this guidebook, please reach out to the PATC-MS club directly at

Sectors in alphabetical order:

Aid Box12 climbs
Bird's Nest13 climbs
Cigar Box9 climbs
Climber's Guide to Great Falls7 climbs
Cornice11 climbs
Cow Hoof10 climbs
Degree 10110 climbs
Dihedrals20 climbs
Dike Creek11 climbs
Downstream Climbs15 climbs
Dr. Needlepoint13 climbs
Echo Rock6 climbs
Flat Iron8 climbs
Gorky Park10 climbs
Juliet's Balcony20 climbs
Microdome11 climbs
River Bend Wall8 climbs
Romeo's Ladder14 climbs
Sandbox8 climbs
Seclusion15 climbs


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