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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
Inglorious Original V7 7A+ VA
: Roanoke/New River/Blacksbur...
: ... : Cascadia
Another inglorious line??? Seriously? Yeah, really! This problem is that good. If you have done inglorious, amp it up by adding some more full value moves, you will not regret it. It turns out that this was the original start put up by Austin Manning around 2004/5. He could not remember giving it a name.Start matched on the nice low block crimp that you heel for the start of Inglorious with a toe on the left hold of the start of Inglorious Bastards. Finish on Inglorious.Super classic (IMO)!...[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