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Great Falls - Carderock - MD Side

Folks,

This meetup is for all you nature lovers.  Great Falls - Carderock is loaded with beautiful nature.  For more information about Carderock, please read on...

  About Carderock: Carderock is a part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park. It is located on the Potomac River between Vaso Island and the Canal along the Billy Goat Trail.There is no fee to enter the Park. The rock is micha-schist and ranges from 30-50 Ft.with the majority of the climbs about 35 ft. There is a good variety of features in this small area, aproxiamately 200 yds. of friction slabs, overhangs, and cracks. A predominately low angle base makes this an excellent area for bouldering. While the rock is stable, it is not recomended for trad climbing because the protection will slip or break out. Bring enough anchor for trees about 20-30 ft. from the edge of the cliff. There are 35 routes 5.5 to 5.8 and 65 routes from 5.9 to 5.12. Many of the routes can be climbed from the same anchor, providing for good warm-ups and challanges for climbers of all abilities. Carderock can be very crowded on weekends in good weather. Nearest town or city: Cabin John Directions: Directions: From I-495, Take exit #13 to the Clara Barton Parkway, on the Maryland side of the Potomac near Cabin John. Follow the Parkway North to the first exit, Carderock Recreation Area. At the top of the ramp turn left across the Parkway, right to go under the canal, stay right to the last parking lot.

What to bring:

Camera

Tripod

Cable Release

Filters:polarizer, ND filter, Gradual ND fitler etc.

Michael

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PS:Start a discussion about this.  Questions are welcome.

 

 

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  • Terry K.

    It was alright. I arrived there around 9:17 AM and missed the group. I did see Maureen. She was at previous Meetup events. It was nice to see her. But that didn't stop me from taking some photos. The weather was great!!!

    April 6, 2013

    • Maureen

      I found the group at the main overlook, Terry. It was nice to see you there, and I'm glad you had a lovely time. I'm looking forward to seeing yours, and the others photos.

      1 · April 6, 2013

    • Michael P.

      I came around 11:00ish. I did miss everybody. But I got great shots.

      April 7, 2013

  • Toni Tillman C.

    Weather was lovely. It was wonderful making new friends as we explored the Falls. Maureen so good to re connect :-)

    April 6, 2013

    • Maureen

      Yes, ditto, ditto, ditto!

      April 6, 2013

    • Michael P.

      Hello, Sorry I missed everybody. I came around 11:00ish. I really enjoyed shooting at the park.

      April 7, 2013

  • Maureen

    It's a lovely location, and it was the perfect day - though it got a bit crowded.

    April 6, 2013

  • Maureen

    Got up late. i'll make my way out there, and, hope to see some of you.

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but it looks like I have a conflict. Hope to join you all sometime soon.

    April 6, 2013

  • Maureen

    I guess we are not climbing. :) I'd like to get started earlier than 9 a.m.

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is climbing required or advantageous

    April 5, 2013

  • Michael P.

    I will be arriving around 11:00 - 12:00ish for this meetup. I have some important work to do with an exhibit.

    April 5, 2013

  • Arlie

    I have to visit my Mom. Sorry to miss this event!

    April 4, 2013

  • Rakesh

    I live in Rockville, MD. anyone from that area who could give me a ride on Saturday? I will split for gas.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can't make it. have fun!

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to be able to make it. I've never been to Great Falls, but i've heard it's beautiful.

    April 1, 2013

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