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Boneyard Area 


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Submitted By: Aaron James Parlier on Dec 21, 2009
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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. Donít be a jerk and help maintain continued boulderfield access please!


Climbing Season


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['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',81],['1 Star',88],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Boneyard Area:
Welcome Home   V1 5     Boulder, 25'   Middle Boneyard : Luminary Boulder
Thews    V6 7A     Boulder, 11'   Middle Boneyard : Thews Boulder
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Aaron Parlier on the third move on "thews"

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
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, GHSP
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, GHSP
Lanie Alfaro on "Robot Love" (v-1+). Cuopla Boulder, GHSP.
Lanie Alfaro on "Robot Love" (v-1+). Cuopla Boulde...
Steve on "Last Action Hero" (V6) in the Mid Boneyard, GHSP
Steve on "Last Action Hero" (V6) in the Mid Boneya...
Lanie Alfaro on "Robot Love" (v-1+). Cuopla Boulder, GHSP. <br />
Lanie Alfaro on "Robot Love" (v-1+). Cuopla Boulde...
Calcutta Crack, Equinox Boulder
Calcutta Crack, Equinox Boulder
The Cap-Gun Boulder
The Cap-Gun Boulder
Shane Messer with the FA of "Gunslinger"
Shane Messer with the FA of "Gunslinger"
Shane Messer on "Smooth Criminal" (V-7) on the Criminal Boulder. Left Boneyard
Shane Messer on "Smooth Criminal" (V-7) on the Cri...
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, GHSP
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, GHSP
Aaron Parlier with the second ascent of "Thews" (V-5) the thews boulder, GHSP.
Aaron Parlier with the second ascent of "Thews" (V...
Tyler on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, GHSP
Tyler on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, GHSP
Aaron Parlier on "Submarine" (V-5) on the HMS Boulder, GHSP.
Aaron Parlier on "Submarine" (V-5) on the HMS Boul...
Shane Messer on "O.A" (V-7). cap gun boulder. Left Boneyard, GHSP
Shane Messer on "O.A" (V-7). cap gun boulder. Left...
Aaron Parlier on "River Patrol" on the River Patrol Prow. GHSP.
Aaron Parlier on "River Patrol" on the River Patro...
Melanie on "Riverboat Prow" (V2)
Melanie on "Riverboat Prow" (V2)
Aaron Parlier on "Down Tempo" on the Tempo Boulder, Left Boneyard, GHSP.
Aaron Parlier on "Down Tempo" on the Tempo Boulder...
Steve on "Harder Than Most" (V2) in the Mid Boneyard, GHSP
Steve on "Harder Than Most" (V2) in the Mid Boneya...
Travis Melin going for it on "Billy Budd" (V-4), Right Boneyard, GHSP.
Travis Melin going for it on "Billy Budd" (V-4), R...
Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Sweet Cherry" in the Mid Boneyard, GHSP
Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Sweet Cherry" in...
Steve Lovelace trying the start to the "Midnight Reverie Project" (V- hard), MB, GHSP.
Steve Lovelace trying the start to the "Midnight R...
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, GHSP
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, GHSP
Steve Lovelace on "Time Travel" (V-2) in the RB, GHSP VA.
Steve Lovelace on "Time Travel" (V-2) in the RB, G...
Tyler on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, GHSP
Tyler on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, GHSP
Philip Yates in a terribly over contrasted photo, on the start to "Micro-Burst" (V4), on the Micro Block in the MB, GHSP
Philip Yates in a terribly over contrasted photo, ...
Luminary. 13ft ladder.
Luminary. 13ft ladder.
Cannonade, v2, Belgrano Blade, Right Boneyard.
Cannonade, v2, Belgrano Blade, Right Boneyard.
Equinox Boulder
Equinox Boulder
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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!