Anna and I drove our camper to Great Falls National Park and camped in Reston, Virginia. We hired a guide, Grant Price, from Blue Ridge Mountain Guides. He spent two days teaching us how to set up "natural" anchors using trees and rocks. Our climbs were all exposed, directly above the rushing Potomac River. The climbing routes are not bolted and they're slab or crack climbs.
On days one and two we worked with Grant and on the third day we practiced by ourselves.
Day 1: SANDBOX area: Box Left, Sand Box Corner, Right Dihedral
Day 2: DIHEDRALS area: Pride, Beginners' Chimney; Juliet Balcony area: Anna rappelled and climbed Left Stuff
Anna rappelling: https://youtu.be/OiFw8z2a52c
Some of our rope work:
Very weird local mushroom:
Our last dinner (leftovers) at Great Falls comprised brisket, lasagne, chicken tenders with lemon and capers, and salad.
Because we expected rain we drove south to Richmond, Virginia so that we could experience indoor climbing at the recently expanded Triangle Rock Club there.