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High Knob Area 


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Location: 36.9193, -82.6269 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron James Parlier, Shawn Heath, Kristine Hoffman
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


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Parlier on the FA of "Allegory of the Cave"

Allegory of the Cave V4-5 6B+  VA : High Knob Area : ... : Allegory Boulder
Allegory is too good to be true. Sit start very low on the steep arÍte, right hand on a right facing rail, left on the big sloper. Use the point of rock at the base (no detached blocks) as the starting foot.Bump up to a chunk on the arÍte, and toss for the jugs under the steepness. Continue up the arÍte to gain the huge lobe/point at the height of the overhang.Continue through good hands to the highball finish.Will probably settle on V4....[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Holy Moly"
Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Holy Moly"
God's Thumb @ Flag Rock
God's Thumb @ Flag Rock
Parlier on the FA of "Trinity For Life" @ Flag Rock
Parlier on the FA of "Trinity For Life" @ Flag Roc...
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