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Abyss Wall 
Beast Boulder 
Bi-Lingual Boulder 
Foggy Mountain Fin 
Front Wall 
Hive Boulder 
Hourglass Block 
Kung-Fu Boulder 
Practice Block 
Quinn Boulder 
Tiger-Side Boulder 
Warm-Up Wall 

Overlook Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Aaron James Parlier on Sep 11, 2011
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This is the LRT's most visited area. The approach cant be beat and the boulders are fantastic. With classics like Tigerside, Beastmaker, Strength Of One, Abyss, The Hive, Honeycomb, and a perfect Warm-Up Wall to get loosened up on... Whats not to love?

The lookout offers visitors a taste of the Highlands, and the boulders start directly beside of it. The Bil-lingual boulder is the first fun problem you will come to from the lookout, and the line of boulders stretch on from there. Either walk on the trail which will lead you directly to "The Room" where you will find the Tiger Boulder and the Beast Boulder, or hug the line of boulders facing the road for lines like Abyss and Strength In Numbers and Strength Of One.

The Hive, Warm-Up Wall, Space Boulder, Foggy Mountain Fin, and the Kung-Fu Boulder are located past the Beast & Tiger Boulders.


Getting There 

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

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

57 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Overlook Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Overlook Area:
The Hive   V3 6A     Boulder, 14'   Hive Boulder
Royal Jelly   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Hive Boulder
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Featured Route For Overlook Area
Rock Climbing Photo: "Beastmaker" (v7) follows the left arete...

Beastmaker V7 7A+  VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Beast Boulder
!!Classic!! Start out from the sit, with half of your body under the arĂȘte, feet squeezing the belly of the boulder. Your hands will be on either side as well, left hand on the bottom-most small slot, right hand on the jug ledge. Swing a right heel to hand-foot match the ledge with your right hand. Move up along the arĂȘte staying to the left (moving right is the problem called "Man-Child) and climbing the tall side of the boulder until the highest point. Reach to the right to gain a good small...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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Rock Climbing Photo: A snowy Hive on the 26th of October, 2013
A snowy Hive on the 26th of October, 2013

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