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High Knob Area  

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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

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

99 Total Routes

['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',39],['2 Stars',38],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For High Knob Area
Center Flag Roof starts at the same jug as the rest (to the right of this photo) and trends out left to climb the center of this low 20ft roof.

Center Flag Roof V4 6B  VA : High Knob Area : ... : 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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God's Thumb @ Flag Rock
God's Thumb @ Flag Rock
Parlier on the FA of "Trinity For Life" @ Flag Rock
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