Horizon Area Rock Climbing
Dotted Hawthorn on the hike to the highlands
The Horizon Area is in my opinion is the poster child bouldering area for GHSP. This place is beyond picturesque and is what most people who have visited GHSP refer to when speaking of Grayson. Ponies, highball bouldering, and views for miles.
This is not however the best, or most numerous bouldering area (in terms of numbers of problems) that GHSP has to offer, where in several other areas have far more boulders, and are far more accessible than the Highland Area. That being said, you simply have to hike up and boulder in the Highlands at least once during your visit to GHSP.
Hike uphill following specific boulderfield access/directions in the GHSP Bouldering Guidebook, or GHSP's Rakkup Guidebook App
Weather station 5.6 miles from here
38 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Horizon Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Horizon Area:
Featured Route For Horizon Area
Highland Highball V2 5+ VA
: Grayson Highlands State Par...
: ... : Highland Highball
This is a true classic in Grayson Highlands State Park. This line is hands down my favorite v2 in GHSP. Sit start in front of the boulder matched on the massive, acute angled side-pull column. Make a tough move up to establish on the face (may be the physical crux). Work in a direct line up the face through big moves to massive hands. The last move or two are possibly the hardest due to the mental crux, but the hands are huge. Bring a solid mind to this problem and it will feel like cake....[more] Browse More Classics in VA