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.
Ask, as the parking is small and access sensitive.
Begin on eye-level pockets left of the big crack. Use face climbing and the crack to get to the high first bolt. From here break left and follow the bolt line through the slightly steeper, but extremely fun and interesting 2-bolt crux. Fight the temptation to use other lines to bypass blank-looking sections (the holds are all there), reach the first edge and mantle up. Walk forward and continue another 20 feet up to a finish with a great view. ...[more]Browse More Classics in VA