Aaron James Parlier on "Trail Days Arete"...
To reach the VA Creeper Boulder and the Mini Creeper Block, peddle past trestle #30 for a ways. pay attention to the left where the forest will open up and become clearer. the boulder is very obvious and if your looking left you wont miss it.
The Virginia Creeper Block is the most popular block along the trail for sure. It is small, short, kind, close to the trail, easy to find, and has good landings all around.
Kids climb this boulder on the easier portions, but there are lines on it all around that go from the sit and low starts. none of the lines here require pads, but its always nice to have a kind landing. There is something for everyone here.
This boulder is on the right if youre biking up, on the left coming down. I do not know the exact distance from Damascus, but I know it felt to me to be about halfway in between Damascus and Whitetop Station. it is in between the trail and the river, and the area is a nice cleared out place to relax and rest.
Climbing Season For the Southwest Virginia area.
Weather station 5.0 miles from here
13 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Virginia Creeper Boulder
Jeepers Creeper V4-5 6B+ VA
: Southwest Virginia
: ... : Virginia Creeper Boulder
This is probably the hardest line on the boulder, along with the VAC Traverse.Walk left around the boulder past the first arete you come to (Trail Days Arete). The vertical face just left of the 1st arete is the face in which this problem climbs.Sit start in the middle of the face on the low sidepull. pick up off o f the sidepull and make a hard move into a small, thin crimp rail. From this move, lunge to the next ledge and continue to the awesome top....[more] Browse More Classics in VA