High Knob Area Rock Climbing
Parlier on the FA of "Plastron Gaston" o...
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!
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]
Featured Route For High Knob Area
Hell Or High Water V5-6 6C+ VA
: Southwest Virginia
: ... : High Water Boulder
One of the very best at the Lab!This problem is both bold and beautiful. Stand start (could go from the sit, but the sit start isn't as fun and doesn't add to the difficulty) with a left hand underclinging and iron edge under the bulge, and a right hand on the sloper/chunk (both mid-arête). Climb directly up the tall arête using thin crimps and a sloper/pinch to compress your way up the proud corner to the high, obvious pinch/chicken-head.From the obvious pinch/chicken-head, mantle up making u...[more] Browse More Classics in VA
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By Quinn Hill
6 days ago
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
5 days ago
Yeah Quinn, check it out! The sandstone is great and approach is short.