Although this is a small area (only four boulders), its a very short walk, and houses a diversity of bouldering. From the dynamic, powerful, and inverted climbing on the first boulder (the "True Grit Boulder"), to the straight foreword and tallish boulder that the beginner and experienced both can enjoy together (the "Ranger Rick" boulder), this area has almost everything. The Periscope Boulder has the aesthetic and classic "Periscope" (v3) and the fun "Bombsight" to try. The Contact Boulder stands on its own as one of the favorite boulders to end (or begin) the day on... this area is all around great.
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 office has drink machines, bathrooms, usually a friendly park ranger on duty, and cool stickers and stuff to buy. You will park here to get to the nearby Contact Station Boulders.
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Mostly Harmless V4 VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Contact Boulder
Sit start same as "Copperhead" (v3) on large jugs with a left heel hook. Move straight up to a solid flake and then out right to a rail/flake. Work your feet to the right and use a heel on the start holds before starting the traverse, moving far right to a flat crimp. Lower your feet down into the crack area before bringing your left hand down to a crimp. From there bump up with your right or go big for the jug on the right side of the crack. The rest is jugs the whole way to the top out. ...[more] Browse More Classics in VA