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Submitted By: Aaron James Parlier on Aug 18, 2013
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In Wise County VA, there is a TON of really good sandstone. High cliffs, big boulders, and beautiful views. Flag Rock is a cool little park with several great boulder problems located along High Knob Rd, and there are untold amounts of perfect sandstone boulders near the lower reservoir. Beyond this, more toward High Knob, is another massive boulder field. Stay tuned for development!

Getting There 

Basically in the middle of Norton, VA.

The Flag Rock Recreation area is located on Rt. 619, Three miles above the City of Norton.

Address: 1348 Flag Rock Road, Norton, Virginia 24273
GPS: 36.915307, -82.631433

Climbing Season

For the Southwest Virginia area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

103 Total Routes

['4 Stars',19],['3 Stars',40],['2 Stars',39],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

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Parlier on "Mono-y-Mono"

Mono-y-Mono V7 7A+  VA : Southwest Virginia : ... : The Admiral
Stand Start (a little left below the apex of the wave) with wide hands spread, left on a pocket at the lip, right on a (left facing) rounded rail. Reach up through two mono-pockets, and then gain the higher rail. From the rail, reach to a jug and trend left through several massive jugs. Top out left of the high top, and finish up to the left. Scramble down the back of the boulder....[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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God's Thumb @ Flag Rock
God's Thumb @ Flag Rock
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