This is by far the most well known area in Grayson Highlands State Park. Ask someone if they have ever been to Grayson Highlands and this will be the first place that will come to mind if they have. From the wild ponys and the natural balds, to the wind swept and seemingly endless views, this place is beautiful and memorable. That also holds true to the bouldering that can be found here. the exposed rock is angular, smooth, and as picturesque as a climber could ever ask for. you can find lowball powerhouse problems like "the edge of time" (V-4), Proud and classic highballs like "Horizon Line" (v6), and hidden classics like "Foot Kaput" (V-4). If you feel like getting a full value bouldering experience, with ponys, an excellent hike, views, and amazing boulder problems with poster worthy pictures than this place is the place to visit. (If you follow the trail on the Tele Atlas feature you can see the huge boulders on the mountaintops).
This is home to the most viewed boulder in the park, The Horizon Boulder, which is the massive overlooking boulder on the obvious cluster on Wilburn ridge, closest to the roadside parking. this boulder is home to the "Horizon Line" (v6) which is one of the proudest lines in GHSP. Highball feeling, windswept, exposed, a bit scary, and beyond picturesque... come out and experience it for yourself.
Its super easy to get to the Highlands area (its easy to get anywhere in Grayson)you just drive through the park on the main road and make no turns. look for the parking spaces off the right side of the road with the sign that says "Massie Gap Parking Area" and beyond that will be a field and a bald, grassy hill. Park here. Hike uphill following specific boulderfield access/directions in the GHSP Bouldering Guidebook, or GHSP's Rakkup Guidebook App
This is a true classic in Grayson Highlands State Park. This line is hands down my favorite v2 in GHSP. Sit start in front of the boulder matched on the massive, acute angled side-pull column. Make a tough move up to establish on the face (may be the physical crux). Work in a direct line up the face through big moves to massive hands. The last move or two are possibly the hardest due to the mental crux, but the hands are huge. Bring a solid mind to this problem and it will feel like cake....[more]Browse More Classics in VA