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P.A. Byrom Park Rock Climbing 

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Brand new park for Albemarle County.
About 8 miles northwest of White Hall (about 13 miles from Crozet).

Trails are still being developed (about 3 miles worth are done at this time with plans to have about 15 miles worth).

Various clumps of nice sized boulders in quiet seclusion.

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For the Charlottesville vicinity area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

31 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Pharoh's Dance V2 5+  VA : Charlottesville vicinity : ... : Right Streamside Boulders
- SDS corned up to thin side (watch out for poison ivy vine)- work the various cracks and crimps up to the "right angle" break about 6 feet up from start- then work the horizontal crack to center and steep slope- work straight up and dyno to top out...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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By Jesse Woody
From: Charlottesville, VA
Aug 15, 2014
So I headed up here today with my son to check things out, here's a couple of tips:

1: Not surprisingly, during the summer time things are quite overgrown, so come prepared

2: When we were about halfway up the mountain trying to bushwhack our way to the Appalachian Barbwire boulders we were approached by some of the park employees who let us know that technically nobody is allowed off the main trails in the park. Also, they had never heard of or seen anyone climbing around the area.

Now, neither of these things are a huge surprise, but just some things to keep in mind. So, considering that, I'd love to figure out how to officially work on developing some trails for bouldering in the area. From what we saw (we weren't actually able to climb) there is definitely some great potential here. Does anyone in the area have any experience with working with park officials?

I know Aaron Parlier is an admin on this page and has done some great work in Grayson Highlands (which coincidentally is about 40 minutes away from my hometown but unfortunately has been plagued by rain every time I've tried to go climb while visiting family) so maybe you have some tips?
By Aaron Parlier
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Aug 16, 2014
I do have some recommendations. But, I am not at all familiar with the climbing in the region or the efforts of an LCO that may have worked with the park in the past. There is no harm in emailing and setting up a meeting with the park staff pertaining to volunteerism from climbers on park trails, and that might precipitate to allowing access trails to some of the popular boulders. Feel free to email me, I'd be glad to help if you all have any questions about it.

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