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Horizon Area

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Location: 36.6409, -81.5056 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aaron 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 Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Horizon Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Horizon Area:
Slabacious   V0 4     Boulder   Highland Highball
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
Rock Climbing Photo: Travis Melin on "Event Horizon"

Event Horizon V8 7B  VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Horizon Boulder
It does not get much prouder than this boulder. This is the stand start to the toughest line on the block.This is on the left side of the main face of Horizon, to the left of "Horizon Line " (V6).At the base of the boulder there is a large in-cut gap. To the left of this, look up and find the small quartzite crimps and crystals. Near these look for the best diagonal in-cut crimp rail, and this is the right hand for the stand start to "Event Horizon". I had to stand on two pads to reach the right...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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

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