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Location: 36.6409, -81.5056 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aaron James Parlier on Jul 8, 2009
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Dotted Hawthorn on the hike to the highlands

Description 

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.


Getting There 

From the Massy gap parking lot, follow the trail up the field, through the gate, and up the winding trail to the top of the steep hill. At the top, continue to the obvious, proud, megalithic rocky outcroppings.


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['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Horizon Area:
Slabacious   V0 4     Boulder   Highland Highball
Windy Heights (direct)   V1-2 5     Boulder, 13'   Horizon Boulder
Highland Highball   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Highland Highball
Horizon Line   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   Horizon Boulder
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Featured Route For Horizon Area
Highland Highball

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

Photos of Horizon Area Slideshow Add Photo
Ominous skys behind the far Wilburn Ridge
Ominous skys behind the far Wilburn Ridge
Sunset wall
Sunset wall
Some passing storm clouds on the hike up
Some passing storm clouds on the hike up
Rhodos in full bloom with the first cluster of boulders out of focus to the right
Rhodos in full bloom with the first cluster of bou...
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CJ Yunger's awesome shot of Horizon Line
CJ Yunger's awesome shot of Horizon Line
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