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Front Street 


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

This is a tiny local area in southwest Virginia near Marion/Abingdon. There are a couple of cliffs and a few boulders. The locals used this area as a "dump" so most landings have trash and broken glass (but it works). Also the blocks and cliffs have graffiti but are still climbable. The rock quality is good but loose rock and choss are still found or considered "off".

For the cliffs, the crag was blasted away in the early 1900s, so large chunks have fallen but most of the face is good to go.

The boulders are mostly lowball, sharp, but fun one-move-wonders.

While basically a "locals only" area, if you are nearby this is a good place to check out.


Getting There 

Ask, as the parking is small and access sensitive.


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Ketchup Man 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  VA : Front Street : ... : Machine Gun Area
Begin to the right of the short cracks beneath the big hueco. Climb through very techy bottom moves to a good stance. Find great jugs out left and continue onto the upper face to the blank crux section. Finish on better holds to the anchors before the big ledge. ...[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.