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Boneyard Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.61272, -81.49442 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Aaron James Parlier, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aaron James Parlier on Dec 21, 2009
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Mikey on "Billy Budd" (V4)

Description 

The trail through Middle and Left Boneyard is complete!

This massive area is home to some of the best of the best in Grayson Highlands State Park. The Boneyard is an expansion of boulders resting on the mountain side to the right of AVP. The boulderfield is separated into three different sub-areas; The Left Boneyard(LB), Middle Boneyard(MB), and the Right Boneyard (RB). The boulders here are spread out just enough so that even if the areas are crowded it will still feel like you own the place.

The stone here is varied but for the majority you will find that the Metaconglomerate sandstone is pretty sharp. The boneyard in this respect also has its fare share of slopey, desperate top-outs and forearm pumping pinches.

This is an area set away from everyone else except for those who are actively looking to climb and a place that will easily challenge someone climbing at any grade level.

Be sure to scope out more information, videos, pictures, and problem description on GHSP Bouldering: graysonhighlandsbouldering.com...


Getting There 

Leave out of GHSP and turn right. Find the pull off on the left and head uphill following specific boulderfield access/directions in the GHSP Bouldering Guidebook, or GHSP's Rakkup Guidebook App. If this parking is crowded keep driving to Left Boneyard/AVP. If that is all filled, turn around and drive into GHSP for hundreds of other boulders. Don’t be a jerk and help maintain continued boulderfield access please!

Climbing Season

For the Grayson Highlands State Park area.

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

198 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',83],['1 Star',79],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',20],['V2-3',93],['V4-5',60],['V6-7',20],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Boneyard Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Boneyard Area:
Billy Budd   V4 6B     Boulder, 11'   Right Boneyard : Belgrano Blade
Thews    V6 7A     Boulder, 11'   Middle Boneyard : Thews Boulder
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Boneyard Area

Featured Route For Boneyard Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron Parlier on the third move on "thews&quo...

Thews V6 7A  VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Thews Boulder
"Thews: Muscles and tendons perceived as generating such strength."A personal favorite: "Thews" stand-starts on the lowest section of a geometric arete bulge, with feet on a bad bottom rail. left hand on the "jigsaw piece" flake, right hand pinch crimping on the geometric arete.go up through big moves to crimps/pinches to gain the slopey and exposed top out. top out is above the start and is challenging....V5 for locals......[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

Photos of Boneyard Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, ...
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lanie Alfaro on "Robot Love" (v-1+). Cuo...
Lanie Alfaro on "Robot Love" (v-1+). Cuo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve on "Last Action Hero" (V6) in the ...
Steve on "Last Action Hero" (V6) in the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lanie Alfaro on "Robot Love" (v-1+). Cuo...
Lanie Alfaro on "Robot Love" (v-1+). Cuo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Calcutta Crack, Equinox Boulder
Calcutta Crack, Equinox Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: The Cap-Gun Boulder
The Cap-Gun Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Shane Messer with the FA of "Gunslinger"...
Shane Messer with the FA of "Gunslinger"...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shane Messer on "Smooth Criminal" (V-7) ...
Shane Messer on "Smooth Criminal" (V-7) ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, ...
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron Parlier with the second ascent of "Thew...
Aaron Parlier with the second ascent of "Thew...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyler on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, G...
Tyler on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, G...
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron Parlier on "Submarine" (V-5) on th...
Aaron Parlier on "Submarine" (V-5) on th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shane Messer on "O.A" (V-7). cap gun bou...
Shane Messer on "O.A" (V-7). cap gun bou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron Parlier on "River Patrol" on the R...
Aaron Parlier on "River Patrol" on the R...
Rock Climbing Photo: Melanie on "Riverboat Prow" (V2)
Melanie on "Riverboat Prow" (V2)
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron Parlier on "Down Tempo" on the Tem...
Aaron Parlier on "Down Tempo" on the Tem...
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve on "Harder Than Most" (V2) in the ...
Steve on "Harder Than Most" (V2) in the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Travis Melin going for it on "Billy Budd"...
Travis Melin going for it on "Billy Budd"...
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Sweet Cherr...
Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Sweet Cherr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Lovelace trying the start to the "Midni...
Steve Lovelace trying the start to the "Midni...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, ...
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Lovelace on "Time Travel" (V-2) in...
Steve Lovelace on "Time Travel" (V-2) in...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyler on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, G...
Tyler on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, G...
Rock Climbing Photo: Philip Yates in a terribly over contrasted photo, ...
Philip Yates in a terribly over contrasted photo, ...

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By Michael Plesser
Sep 28, 2013
how long after rain is grayson climbable?
By Aaron James Parlier
Administrator
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Sep 28, 2013
The highlands, maybe 2 hours. LRT half a day, all other areas a day or more... It all involves the fog and mist inherent in higher elevation regions of Appalachia. With heavy fog the moisture can persist for several days. The fall season is pretty nice however. Hope this helps!

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