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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 (sitewide)
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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Weather station 4.6 miles from here

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Wood Booger!  Notice the green color of the rock.

Wood Booger V2 5+  VA : High Knob Area : ... : Origins Boulder
Named after the green staining of the rock and the area's connection to the infamous Wood Booger AKA High Knob Sasquatch. This problem appears unassuming but is actually amazing. Sit start on arete with left hand on side pull crimp and right hand on shallow and small sloper. Find delicate feet and move up arete sticking to the spine. Careful of the problem's close proximity to wall. ...[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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