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Skyline Wall (PATC Wall) Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.5517, -78.3115 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Cunning Linguist on Aug 11, 2007
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Good rock climbing, great setting with a stupendous view of the surrounding Blue Ridge, best crag on the mountain when it's warm, usually a nice breeze going, and it's easy to set topropes. Grades range from 5.5 to easy 5.12. Everyone's happy at this crag (as long as they bring tape-GRIPPY rock!)

Getting There 

From the 'Attention Hiking Leaders' sign at the summit, hike the blue-blazed Ridge Trail for a couple of minutes until you cross a series of slabs and boulders-the top of the Skyline wall. Descend left or right (I remember right seemed easier and there's a cool keyhole in the rock worth seeing). If you're coming from the Berry Hollow direction, watch on your left for a huge boulder sitting on rock slabs near the beginning of the rocky section of trail. Below this boulder is a narrow, chimney-like corridor that leads to a short descent trail. (thanks to Horst-buy his book)

Climbing Season

For the Old Rag area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Skyline Wall (PATC Wall)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Skyline Wall (PATC Wall):
Piton Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 65'   
The Dobie Gillis Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Rusty Bong   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 70'   
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Rusty Bong 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  VA : Shenandoah National Park : ... : Skyline Wall (PATC Wall)
A left-leaning crack in a corner system that rewards good jam/stem/lieback technique. The exit moves through the roof are a bit tricky, and can be difficult to protect. (The eponymous rusty bong has been removed from the crack and was last seen several years ago.)...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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