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Arrowhead Arete "Extendo Start" 
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Cherokee Dihedral 
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Crazy Horse 
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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 
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Rock House Boulder Rock Climbing 

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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.

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

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

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

For the Picnic Area area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Rock House Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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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Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Lovelace on "Indian Outlaw" (v3) o...

Indian Outlaw V3 6A  VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Rock House Boulder
Easy to find and a classic for the area.Walk to the Rock House Boulder and start around the left side (as if you are going to hike along the trail past the boulder itself). Find the bright blue blaze that is the trail marker for the Rock House Ridge hiking trail.Once you find that blaze, you have found the problem. The starting hand hold is down and to the right from the blaze, and is a big side-pull with a good edge on top. under the start hand is a large edge that you will heel hook for the st...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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

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