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Virgin Islands  

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Includes both US and British Virgin Islands. Aside from the stellar granite boulders of the Baths, little exploration has been done involving the vast deepwater soloing and trad-climbing options around the islands. Almost all areas are accessed via boat, with only a few exceptions. Rock type varies from black basalt (???) to white granite (highest quartz content I have ever seen). Quality varies from place to place.

A couple of friends and I are the only climbers I know exploring the area. I have never established routes before so please give any input you have. Also, if you ever get on any of our climbs please feel free to comment on the ratings. I haven't been climbing all that long!

Getting There 

Fly to St. Thomas or Tortola. Travel between the islands by personal boat or ferry, and access crags via boat.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

41 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Virgin Islands:
Rubiks Cube   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   Spring Bay : The Suspended Boulder
Devils Bay Trail Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Devil's Bay : Almost To Lithgow
White Crab ArÍte    V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Spring Bay : The High Tide Boulder
Island Flake   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Spring Bay : The High Tide Boulder
Island Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Spring Bay : Spring Bay Boulder
Babar   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Devil's Bay : Babar Boulder
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Featured Route For Virgin Islands
1st attempt! Madison Van Heurck

Bumpa Crack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  North America : Virgin Islands : Santa Maria Cliffs
This is NOT a trad climb, but a classic DWS! Diagonal hand crack for 1st two-thirds of climb, then things get interesting. I have climbed the bottom third, enough to feel like it probably goes in the 5.11 range, but have not completed the climb. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Jason Haas
Nov 14, 2013
There is a new, comprehensive, color guidebook to the area that also serves as a travel guide: fixedpin.com/British_Virgin_Is...
By ClimbVI
Dec 6, 2013
Climb V.I. is now offering liveaboard sailing charters for climbers visiting to boulder Virgin Gorda and Fallend Jerusalem. Check us out at climbvi.com or www.facebook.com/climbvi.
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