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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: Hell of High Water. This photo doesn't do it justi...

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-arĂȘte). Climb directly up the tall arĂȘte 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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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
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.

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