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Contact Station Boulders 

Contact Station Area 


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Submitted By: Aaron James Parlier on Jul 4, 2012
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Description 

This area is host to many GHSP classics. Park at the Park Office (drinks, snacks, GHSP Guidebooks and maps, Chalk, brushes, and rental crash pads!), and walk the Split Rock Bouldering Trail (GHSP's new & official State Park bouldering tail!). You will reach the Contact Station Boulders within a minute's time. This cluster is home to several of the parks most popular climbs.

Further down the trail you will reach a point where you can drop off to the left on a spur trail to the Alchemy Area. Here you will find several shorter, but fun boulders with many problems to choose from.

Continue along the Split Rock Trail and you will walk through a small meadow leading back to the parking lot and Park Office!

Be sure to scope out more information, videos, pictures, and problem description on GHSP Bouldering: graysonhighlandsbouldering.com/


Getting There 

As you pull into the park you have to pay three dollars (at the peak season) as you drive past the little pay station which is called "The Contact Station". There will be a bigger building with a parking lot to the left directly after this and this is the Park Office.

The Split Rock Bouldering Trail begins at the top of the small hill to the left of the Park Office building (find the small green electric box, behind that are two huge trees. Between the trees is the trailhead). This is a 1.3 mile loop trail that leads directly back to the parking lot.

Follow specific boulderfield access/directions in the GHSP Bouldering Guidebook, or GHSP's Rakkup Guidebook App


Climbing Season


56 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',17],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',22],['V4-5',17],['V6-7',11],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Contact Station Area:
Ranger Rick   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 12'   Contact Station Boulders : Ranger Rick Boulder
Periscope   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Contact Station Boulders : Periscope Boulder
Copperhead   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Contact Station Boulders : Contact Boulder
Mostly Harmless   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Contact Station Boulders : Contact Boulder
Ranger Rick (Sit)   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Contact Station Boulders : Ranger Rick Boulder
True Grit   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Contact Station Boulders : True Grit Boulder
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Vanessa about to cruise it

Periscope V3 6A  VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Periscope Boulder
-Periscope Boulder-Sit Start in the crimpy lines and connect into the rail. follow feet and hands across the protrusion, using whatever feet feel good and make fun moves to transfer and traverse to the next side of the boulder to your right. as you transfer around you will trend higher and up above the slab of rock that will now be under you. top high on good hands and feet....[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

Photos of Contact Station Area Slideshow Add Photo
Inspecting True Grit Boulder at the Contact Station Boulders, Grayson Highlands State Park, Va
Inspecting True Grit Boulder at the Contact Statio...
The True Grit Boulder at the contact Station Boulders, Grayson Highlands State Park, Va
The True Grit Boulder at the contact Station Bould...
Travis Melin on "Periscope" (V-3) on the Ranger Boulder, Contact Station Area, GHSP
Travis Melin on "Periscope" (V-3) on the Ranger Bo...
Jason Lachniet's FA of "True Grit"(V-5)at the Contact station. <br />One of the classic testpices found in Grayson Highlands State Park.
Jason Lachniet's FA of "True Grit"(V-5)at the Cont...
Joanna Jennings on "Ranger Rick" (V-0), Ranger Rick Boulder, Contact Station Boulders, GHSP Virginia. <br />
Joanna Jennings on "Ranger Rick" (V-0), Ranger Ric...
Aaron Parlier with a snowy FA of "Tech-Tonic" (V-7)
Aaron Parlier with a snowy FA of "Tech-Tonic" (V-7...
Vanessa Keller on "periscope" (V-3) on the Ranger Boulder, Contact Station Area, GHSP
Vanessa Keller on "periscope" (V-3) on the Ranger ...
Aaron Parlier just after the sit-start to "Tech-Tonic" (v-7)
Aaron Parlier just after the sit-start to "Tech-To...
Vanessa Keller on "True Grit" (V-5+) on the True Grit Boulder, Contact Station Area, GHSP
Vanessa Keller on "True Grit" (V-5+) on the True G...
Vanessa Keller on "Ranger Rick" (V-0+) on the Ranger Boulder, Contact Station Area, GHSP
Vanessa Keller on "Ranger Rick" (V-0+) on the Rang...
Vanessa Keller on the sit start to "periscope" (V-3)on the Ranger Boulder, Contact Station Area, GHSP
Vanessa Keller on the sit start to "periscope" (V-...
Katie Everson sizing up the Ranger Rick Boulder
Katie Everson sizing up the Ranger Rick Boulder
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