Aaron James Parlier on "Last Straw"
Certainly this is the standout area on The Hill. Tons of big boulders strew over the hillside. Many proud, tall, unique lines, with mostly excellent landings. Difficult to organize as the area is large with no defining features in the geography to help describe locations of boulders.
To reach (most of) the stones: A faint climbers trail leads uphill from a grassy knoll on the north side of the parkway, where the road makes a sharp turn south of peaks of oter. From this trail you hit (in order) seamless, values, bull, steves, burlstain, mafia, hunting, pediatric, geriatric, den, 500, sun, fortress, and finally bastion boulder.
This may help.... Trail probably is covered in leaves, but should be easy enough to folllow if you find the start of it. maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=2...
Climbing Season For the Roanoke/New River/Blacksburg area.
Weather station 6.1 miles from here
97 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',38],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
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American Taliban V9 7C VA
: Roanoke/New River/Blacksbur...
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The area test piece. Super classic in every regard. So good!Low stand start on good left sidepull and bad right side pull. Heel hook to help you move up and left on tiny crimps as you move out the bulge. Make your way left to eventually undercling a sort of 2 ft. triangle that points up hill. Chalk up, then move directly up with levitation or whatever you have in your bag of tricks. Once you get you feet onto the triangle its all over....[more] Browse More Classics in VA
Aaron James Parlier on Verge
Aaron James Parlier useing his fangers on a dangle...