BETA PHOTO: Map of approach from Ravens Rock Rd
Crescent Rock squeezes around thirty climbs onto a small cliff face. While most of the routes here are top rope climbs, there are a few quality trad leads. The south facing cliff receives plenty of sunshine throughout the entire day. This makes for great climbing in the fall, winter, and spring. There is no problem climbing here in the summer as long as like the Virginia heat. Make sure you beat the heat and bring your own water, there is no natural water supply in the area.
Climbs range from 5.8 (The Dish) to grueling 5.12d (Litigiousness Psychosis). Since the crag is close to a few metropolitan areas it tends to get a little crowded during the weekends. Consider sharing ropes with another group or you could get stuck on one route for a little while.
Apparently access on Raven Rock Road has been restricted so please hike in on the AT and park at AT parking lot on Route 7. The hike is strenuous, but well worth is with some great top roping a few leads. Link from www.hikingupward.com
for directions to the parking lot. .
24 Total Routes
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Coordination Street 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a VA
: Crescent Rocks
: Main Wall
Begin in the broken crack system just right of a large "nose." Boulder your way through pockets and crimps to a nice rail. Make a few more moves to easier ground above. This climb gets right into the action at the beginning. One of the best routes for the grade in the area....[more] Browse More Classics in VA
BETA PHOTO: Gate and parking area long Ravens Rock Road. Appro...
BETA PHOTO: Radio tower along approach
BETA PHOTO: Where the trail from the radio tower meets the App...
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By Adam Marcus
From: Arlington, VA
May 7, 2014
There were about 6 cars parked by the gate on Ravens Rock Road on Sunday May 4, 2014. We were parked there for about 5 hours and didn't get a ticket.
From: Chandler, AZ
Jan 30, 2011
I am just wondering if anyone that climbs here is in the digital age? I would love to see some photos of this place.
By Aaron James Parlier
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Feb 1, 2011
Some more photos would be nice for sure.
By Daniel White
Apr 12, 2014
Do not use the parking area on Raven Rock road. Everyone that parked there on 6 apr 14 got a ticket even though we were in the area without no parking signs. Hopefully it will be thrown out in court but still what a pain.