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Bridge Hollow
Hike-a-bike out of Mountain House followed by a steady climb to Bald Ridge (Braley's downhill). Near Monterey, Virginia
Shenandoah Mountain Trail (447)
Seldom ridden in its entirety, the SMT is a backcountry adventure. Near Monterey, Virginia
Bald Ridge Trail
(aka Brailey's DH) One of the best singletrack downhills in the George Washington National Forest. Near Monterey, Virginia
Braley's Pond & Confederate Breastworks Loop
The first 1/3 of the ride is fireroad and pavement (long climb) then two great singletrack downhills Near Weyers Cave, Virginia
Wild Oak N.R.T. (716)
Big Mountain Backcountry Singletrack Loop not commonly ridden in its entirety. Near Bridgewater, Virginia
Dowell's Draft Trail
Steep and rocky up top, this trail is a fast, flowy, off-camber party trail! Near Bridgewater, Virginia
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Shenandoah National Park Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Thank god for national parks.
This national park is no exception.

With Skyline Drive winding 101 miles from Rockfish Gap to Front Royal there is ample climbing available to those who open their eyes and look around...

...plenty of bouldering fields, top rope routes and some of the Virginia classic climbs all within the gentle grip of the park boundaries....


Getting There 

nps.gov/shen/index.htm

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.3 miles from here

147 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',43],['2 Stars',59],['1 Star',27],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',15],['5.7',16],['5.8',19],['5.9',14],['5.10',20],['5.11',20],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',13],['V2-3',24],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Shenandoah National Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shenandoah National Park:
Beginner Crack   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 20'   Old Rag : Summit Crags
Lego Block   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Little Stoney Man Mountain : Lego Block Area
Chimney in a Chimney   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Little Stoney Man Mountain : Lego Block Area
Piton Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 65'   Old Rag : Skyline Wall (PATC Wall)
Kopley's Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Little Stoney Man Mountain : Bent Tree Area
Pure Fun   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Old Rag : Summit Crags
Dragon's Back   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Little Stoney Man Mountain : The Dragon Area
Rusty Bong   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 70'   Old Rag : Skyline Wall (PATC Wall)
Chasm Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Old Rag : Reflector Oven
The Dobie Gillis Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Old Rag : Skyline Wall (PATC Wall)
Groovy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Old Rag : Summit Crags
Strawberry Fields   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Old Rag : Reflector Oven
Phil's Solo   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   Sunset Walls : Lower Sunset Wall
Mosaic   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Sunset Walls : Middle Sunset Wall
Report to Sickbay   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Old Rag : Reflector Oven
Oh My God Dihedral   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Old Rag : Middle God's Area-Left
Bushwhack Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Old Rag : Wall That Dreams Are Made O...
Banana Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Old Rag : Wall That Dreams Are Made O...
Sunset Crack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sunset Walls : Lower Sunset Wall
The The   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Old Rag : Wall That Dreams Are Made O...
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Featured Route For Shenandoah National Park
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Sunset Crack 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  VA : Shenandoah National Park : ... : Lower Sunset Wall
You'll know this one when you see it. Follow a hand crack in a shallow, left facing corner as it thins and tapers off to nothing on the face above. Step up and right, clip a bolt, and head for the top. Tape up!...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

Photos of Shenandoah National Park Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: near Calf Mountain...looking south towards Humpbac...
near Calf Mountain...looking south towards Humpbac...
Rock Climbing Photo: ah...spring in the mountains
ah...spring in the mountains
Rock Climbing Photo: foggy morning at Rockfish Gap
foggy morning at Rockfish Gap
Rock Climbing Photo: mccormick gap overlook
mccormick gap overlook
Rock Climbing Photo: curl up!
curl up!
Rock Climbing Photo: winter view from Rockfish Gap area
winter view from Rockfish Gap area
Rock Climbing Photo: just passing thru
just passing thru
Rock Climbing Photo: hmmm...
hmmm...
Rock Climbing Photo: shade
shade
Rock Climbing Photo: The ice climbing practice areas of White Oak Canyo...
The ice climbing practice areas of White Oak Canyo...

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