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High Knob Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.9193, -82.6269 View Map  Incorrect?
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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: Parlier on the start and FA of "Diamonds Are ...

Diamonds Are Forever V8 7B  VA : Southwest Virginia : ... : Forever Block
Burly and beautiful. At least 14 moves -most compression- unless you bump through, which would be even more.Sit start at the low pointed base under the steepness. Start with a right hand on the low side-pull jug chunk and a right heel-hook on a similar chunk under it. Your left hand will get the low, meaty jug pinch.Off the start make several harsh compression slaps to side-pulls and flat pinches. Work out the belly to the two, twin compression corners at the lip of the boulder leading to the fa...[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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