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High Knob Area  


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Description 

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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Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Plastron Ga...

Plastron Gaston V3-4 6A+  VA : High Knob Area : ... : God's Thumb
This short but beautiful line is a must do! --Some say this feature looks like a surfacing turtle in the water. The underside of a turtle's shell is called the plastron, which is what you would be climbing on for this problem, if you were looking at it as a turtle...Stand start low on opposing side-pulls. Move up and right to another side-pull, and follow through to a thin crimp gaston overhead. Work higher onto the "turtles neck" and gaston the "head of the turtle" at the flatter section.Use th...[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" ...
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