Beta Map: Accelerated Freefall: ABCD-Z Rapunzel Sy...
If you live in the Blacksburg Area and like to boulder than there is no reason not to come to the Cascades at least once. The biggest reason in my opinion is for this boulder in particular (there are several other amazing boulders and a kickass waterfall, but the Cascadia Boulder is SO CLOSE!)...
The Cascadia Boulder is literally 2 minutes worth of level and downhill walking from the parking-lot, and it offers v2, v5, v7/8, and v11 potential... All the while being in a scenic forest and stream-side setting. Whats not to love?
This boulder has two short vertical sides and a front with an 8-9 foot vertical roof. Solid landing...
Park. Get paddage on your back. Walk up the trail for 1.5-2 minutes. Look down the hill by the stream on your right at the massive boulder. Connect the dots.
Climbing Season For the Cascades Bouldering area.
Weather station 3.9 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cascadia
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cascadia:
Featured Route For Cascadia
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
Hepler sticking the tough finish to Inglorious.
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
Feb 10, 2012
Good work aaron! This boulder is really excellent, worth the visit for sure. Hopefully another one soon!
By Jay Shultis
From: Oneonta, NY
Apr 2, 2012
This looks great guys! I have never been to the Cascades when it was dry enough to climb! Looking forward to checking this out when I move back to the 'burg next month!
By Aaron James Parlier
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Apr 2, 2012
Cool Jay, let me know what you think