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Arrowhead Arete "Extendo Start" 
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Arrowhead Stand 
Bows & Arrows 
Cherokee Dihedral 
Cherokee Tribe 
Crazy Horse 
Dark Horse 
Ghost Dance 
Ghost Dance (Outlaw Start) 
Ghost Dance (Trail Of Tears Start) 
Indian Outlaw 
Medicine Man 
Mountain Majesty 
No Mans Land 
Papoose's Rain Dance 
Tomahawk Blade 
Tomahawk Blade (Left Exit) 

Rock House Boulder  

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Kasi Quinn on "Cherokee Dihedral" (V-1) ...


This boulder is just as accessible, if not more so than Olympus. The Rock House Boulder is nearly entirely inverted with an easygoing line straight up the front face. This boulder has two blades that erupt straight out of the ground. The left blade is awesome, with several great problems to climb, including v3 that is a favorite amongst many called "Indian Outlaw". The right blade is pretty blank but still houses a few fun lines including the tough "Dark Horse" (v7) and the short but fun "Medicine Man" (v4). Don't be surprised if you gain several non-climber spectators while at this location, so please be considerate and keep the curse words/screaming/music on the "G" rated level while here.

Be sure to check out the problem description for Dark Horse on GHSP Bouldering! graysonhighlandsbouldering.com...

You can also find a problem description for Cherokee Dihedral on GHSP Bouldering as well: graysonhighlandsbouldering.com...

Getting There 

Park in the middle lot of the Picnic Area. Olympus is across the road on one end of the lot with a wall of rhododendron blocking a view of it, Rock House is across the road on the other end of the lot with a good view of the boulder in more open environs, and the sign post telling about the Rock House Boulder and you cant miss it. Walk across the road and there is even a "Rock House" interpretive sign post to solidify your arrival... Gotta love GHSP...

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rock House Boulder:
Cherokee Dihedral   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   
Indian Outlaw   V3 6A     Boulder, 13'   
Crazy Horse   V3 6A     Boulder, 17'   
Dark Horse   V7 7A+     Boulder, 14'   
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This is a pretty kick ass line, and probably a bit on the soft side for the grade.On the right blade of the Rock House Boulder formation, this problem sit starts at the base of the left low arete.Find Cherokee Dihedral, and this is at the bottom of the arete to the right of that.Sit start matched on the thin crimp rail flake. Please dont pull out on it, only down. If you think your too heavy for the flake, you probably are...Place your feet on the nonexistent foot holds, and power to the right t...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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Aubry for the FFA of Dark Horse (V7).
Aubry for the FFA of Dark Horse (V7).
Steve Lovelace on "Indian Outlaw" (V-3),...
Steve Lovelace on "Indian Outlaw" (V-3),...
Steve Lovelace going for the 2nd ascent of "D...
Steve Lovelace going for the 2nd ascent of "D...
Sarene Cullen on Cherokee Dihedral.
Sarene Cullen on Cherokee Dihedral.
Brianna Knaggs starting Indian Outlaw. CJ Yunger p...
Brianna Knaggs starting Indian Outlaw. CJ Yunger p...

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