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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.
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...
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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'
Dark Horse V7 7A+ Boulder, 14'
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Dark Horse V7 7A+ VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Rock House Boulder
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