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Cascades Bouldering Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.35505, -80.59643 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jake Jones, Shawn Heath, Aaron Parlier, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Feb 2, 2012
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Description 

The Cascades Recreational Area has a number of quality bouldering opportunities that are easily accessible and within a close proximity (approximately 30min) from Virginia Tech's campus.

The climbing at the Cascades is mostly sandstone. Nice slopers, pinches, and a few small crimps can be found here. In the cooler months the friction is hard to match. There are slabs, vertical faces, pumpy roofs, steep inclines, and attractive stream-side boulders to choose from.

NOTE: If anyone has the drive to put together a simple topo for the cascades, this would be a huge help for the climbing community. I started to compile one but moved to Boone NC before its completion. Feel free to contact me (click -Aaron Parlier- at the top left corner of the page to message) with any questions concerning boulders/problems/locations. Best of luck!

Check out this cool sampler Travis Melin has put together showing a few fun problems you can find here at the 'scades!



Over 150,000 people visit the Cascades a year. Please be respectful as it only takes 1 complaint from one person to shut the climbing here down for good.

Cascades falls plunges 69ft off of the cliffs into a picturesque pool where you can swim in the summertime. The creek offers quality fishing and the trail is a nice level hike that can be enjoyed by all ages (with a few trail-side boulders for an added bonus).

Climbing on or near the waterfall itself is prohibited (obviously since the rock under it is chossy and wet), and the sign is explicit in warning against it.

Barneys Wall offers some alright roped climbing and is in this area as well. Barney's has it's own page here on Mtn Project in case you've come to this one looking for it by mistake.

Enjoy!

Getting There 

Take exit 118 I-81 north on US-460, making
sure to use the bypasses around Christiansburg
and Blacksburg. After 26.6 miles turn right
on Cascade Dr (SR-T623) in Pembroke.
The entrance is in 3.3 miles.


Climbing Season



Weather station 3.9 miles from here

110 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',31],['2 Stars',57],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Cascades Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cascades Bouldering:
Lightning Mcqueen   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Contrast Area : Contrast Boulder
Space Invaders   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Cascadia Area : Cascadia
Threat Level Midnight   V5 6C     Boulder, 13'   Cascadia Area : Cascadia
Title Fight   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 14'   Title Fight Area : Title Fight Boulder
Inglorious   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 7'   Cascadia Area : Cascadia
Fight Night   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 13'   Title Fight Area : Title Fight Boulder
Rapunzel Syndrome   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Cascadia Area : Cascadia
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Cascades Bouldering

Featured Route For Cascades Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: The throw under the roof

Accelerated Freefall V9 7C  VA : Roanoke/New River/Blacksbur... : ... : Cascadia
Squeeze yourself down as far under the left side of the roof as you can manage. Start with a right hand in a hollow-sounding flake-pocket, left hand on a smeary non-hold, and butt firmly on the ground. Open up your bag of tricks, and pull out some toe-hooks, bat-hangs and heel-toe cams on your way to the lip. Catch a quick breather, make a hard ninety-degree turn to starboard, and start heading all the way over to the other arete, smearing your heel on wherever you can make it stick. Grab th...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

Photos of Cascades Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A nice photo of the falls from: 2.bp.blogspot.com
A nice photo of the falls from: 2.bp.blogspot.com
Rock Climbing Photo: A beautiful shot of the stonework that was done to...
A beautiful shot of the stonework that was done to...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sometimes the falls freeze... Awesome photo!   Fro...
Sometimes the falls freeze... Awesome photo! Fro...
Rock Climbing Photo: Taken from the first bridge about a 1 minute hike ...
Taken from the first bridge about a 1 minute hike ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cleaning the sloper on Inglorious
Cleaning the sloper on Inglorious
Rock Climbing Photo: Leaving the Title Fight boulder.
Leaving the Title Fight boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron James Parlier on "Golightly"
Aaron James Parlier on "Golightly"
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron James Parlier on "Lights Out"
Aaron James Parlier on "Lights Out"
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron James Parlier on "Top Ramen"
Aaron James Parlier on "Top Ramen"
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin Kelly on "Light Show"
Kevin Kelly on "Light Show"
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin Kelly on "Side Show"
Kevin Kelly on "Side Show"
Rock Climbing Photo: Threat Level Midnight, Cascades, VA
Threat Level Midnight, Cascades, VA
Rock Climbing Photo: "Space Invaders", Cascades, VA
"Space Invaders", Cascades, VA
Rock Climbing Photo: "Inglorious", Cascades, VA
"Inglorious", Cascades, VA
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin Kelly on "Block Party"
Kevin Kelly on "Block Party"
Rock Climbing Photo: Inglorious
Inglorious
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Don't Go Ch...
Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Don't Go Ch...
Rock Climbing Photo: Walking up the trail, count the benches. Once you&...
BETA PHOTO: Walking up the trail, count the benches. Once you&...
Rock Climbing Photo: This was an old stone bridge until a massive flood...
This was an old stone bridge until a massive flood...
Rock Climbing Photo: Duking it out with Title Fight
Duking it out with Title Fight
Rock Climbing Photo: Parlier on "Inglorious Bastards" FA, 201...
Parlier on "Inglorious Bastards" FA, 201...

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By Jay Shultis
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From: Oneonta, NY
May 17, 2015
The newest Cascades Testpiece, thx to Joe Gruss!


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