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High Knob Area Rock Climbing 

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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 Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Center Flag Roof starts at the same jug as the res...

Center Flag Roof V4 6B  VA : Southwest Virginia : ... : Flag Roof
Start at the standard start jug (see, Flag Roof Left) and climb directly, straight out of the roof as per "Flag Roof Direct" but before the very small roof crimps, when matched on the long flag rail, break out left and climb out of the roof cave out the middle, belly of the roof. Stay centered, using the awesome roof features, until you link into the exit as per "Flag Roof Left" and finish the standard top out for all Flag Roof lines (see, Flag Roof Left)....[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Holy Moly&q...
Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Holy Moly&q...
Rock Climbing Photo: God's Thumb @ Flag Rock
God's Thumb @ Flag Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Parlier on the FA of "Trinity For Life" ...
Parlier on the FA of "Trinity For Life" ...

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By Quinn Hill
Nov 20, 2015
Reckon this is the closest bouldering to Kingsport, TN? I'm heading down for the weekend and am trying to find a close spot to check out.
By Aaron James Parlier
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Nov 21, 2015
Yeah Quinn, check it out! The sandstone is great and approach is short.

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