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High Knob Area  


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Description 

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

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Mother Mary (Stand) V4 6B  VA : High Knob Area : ... : Theotókos Boulder
On the rounded end of the boulder closest to the road, stand-start mid-face in the deep jug rail. Trend left to a smaller edge and fall into a nice pinch. Grad the higher, small edge above the pinch and make a tough move to latch the rounded pebbly sloper side-pull. Finish up the bulge and over the mouth-like gap to top out the boulder....[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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