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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


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 

Hike uphill following specific boulderfield access/directions in the GHSP Bouldering Guidebook, or GHSP's Rakkup Guidebook App

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

38 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

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
Aaron Parlier on Horizon Line (v6)

Horizon Line V6 7A  VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Horizon Boulder
This may be the proudest line in the park:you can see this line from a mile (from the road) or from over 7 miles off (from the hikes around Mount Rogers and surrounding areas) as it proudly overlooks a large chunk of the park, and miles and miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains. this problem is tall, windswept, exposed, and classic as hell. Horizon Line stand starts at the bottom of the middle of the face on a side pull and small crimp. toss out right to gain two small, shallow,angle-cut finger "poc...[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 bou...
Rhodos in full bloom with the first cluster of bou...
CJ Yunger's awesome shot of Horizon Line
CJ Yunger's awesome shot of Horizon Line

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