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.
Coming from the East on VA Route 7 you will make a right onto Raven Rock Rd. This is at the very top of the mountain, if you miss is you will have to make a u-turn. Drive Raven Rock Rd until it crosses into West Virginia, and turns into a dirt road (approx. 1 mile). You will see a large steel gate that is blocking another gravel road. Park near the gate. DO NOT block the gate or in any way block the road. Park to the side and keep you car out of the way. Also, do not try to find a way around the gate, many have tried this and been ticketed. Hike the gated gravel road, you will pass a large cell tower. When you reach the hill after the cell tower, continue straight until you run into the Appalatian Trail. This is be blazed with white paint. Make a left onto the AT and hike to the crag.
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Notch Johnson 5.10b VA : Crescent Rocks : Main Wall
Same start as 3D but head right through a small crack system and very small roof. Pull through on crimps, and work your way up a large crack. You will pass a tree on your way up. Once you get to the tree it's easier slab climbing to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in VA