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Guest River Gorge Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.8131, -81.8008 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Aaron James Parlier, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aaron James Parlier on Feb 10, 2014
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Description 

Located in Southwestern Virginia outside of Coeburn and just a few miles from the town of Norton. Wonderful routes and stellar bouldering beside the scenic Guest River.

The areas here are listed by order of the mile marker signposts as you reach them from the parking lot. The trail itself is a flat pea gravel biking and walking trail. Just like the VA Creeper Trail, this is a reclaimed railroad bed from an old coal train track. You walk through a dark and interesting old train tunnel to access the vast majority of the climbing here.

Getting There 

Follow Highway 72 south for 2.2 miles. The entrance for Guest River Gorge parking lot is on the left just past Flatwoods Group Picnic Area.

Climbing Season

For the Southwest Virginia area.

Weather station 5.2 miles from here

131 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Hawksong&qu...

Hawksong V6 7A  VA : Southwest Virginia : ... : Hawk Roof
Walk into the dark room/cave under the steeply overhung roof. Follow the obvious line of holds down to the base where you will find the most perfect "brick" starting hold. Match here, and make several tough moves past slots, crimps, and rails. Gain the huge overhead pinch/chunk/jug feature and match. Break out left with a huge move to a good pinch and work a foot out to the right. Power out of the roof to good holds for the mantle....[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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By alextaylor116
Aug 1, 2014
Anyone want to share location and beta with me via PM? I'm happy to park far away and hike in/ pick up trash while I'm there if you share access with me. It would be awesome to be able to climb so close to where I live.

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