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Cube Boulder, The 
Fontaineblueridege Area, The 
Seance Area, The 

AVO Rock Climbing 

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Administrators: Aaron James Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Farnsworth on Jan 21, 2012  with updates from Andrew Cassidy

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AVO houses a handful of excellent boulder problems. I've only listed the classic lines; there are a few other less than notable lines that have gone. Aside from the Kinest Cut, many of these lines haven't seen ascents in years, so bring your brush, but be kind to the rock, please.

Getting There 

Drive the Parkway North of the Peaks and use your imagination. Next to zero hike.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in AVO

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for AVO:
The Seance   V9 7C     Boulder, 16'   The Seance Area
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Featured Route For AVO
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo of Flight or Fright

Flight or Fright V5 6C  VA : Blue Ridge Parkway : ... : The Seance Area
stand start below the vertical slopey crack with left hand on sloper, and right hand on lower crimp. Follow the crack up and to the right until you find yourself on two slopey crimps 4 feet below the lip. from here pull a big lock off move to gain the top of the boulder!...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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By Aaron James Parlier
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Jan 21, 2012
Hey, thanks for adding this Mike! everything looks amazing man.
By Dennis Bach
From: Bedford VA
Nov 16, 2014
This area looks great! Any chance I could get some more info about the location of this place? I've tried to find it but, no luck.
By Andrew Cassidy
Aug 26, 2015
Aaron can we move this area into the BRP section?
By DCohen
Aug 26, 2015
FYI - this is Arnold Valley Overlook, AKA View Arnold Valley, located at milepost 75.2 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Rock Climbing Photo: View Arnold Valley, Milepost 75.2
View Arnold Valley, Milepost 75.2
By Aaron James Parlier
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Sep 4, 2015
This is under the BRP section. Is there a specific area this should be under otherwise?
By Andrew Cassidy
Sep 7, 2015
Aaron this is good here. It's right off the BRP.

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