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Check out Great Falls, Old Rag, Elizabeth Furnace, or Breaks Interstate for lots of fun and exciting Trad and TR routes. These fine areas, along with most of the other trad and TR areas in VA, are generally located in gorgeous parks and unique settings. Keep watch for many other areas that are being established across the Old Dominion.
Check out Iron Gate, Breaks Interstate or the recently re-opened Hidden Valley for some great sport routes, and Roanoke River Gorge for fun sport, mixed, and trad lines. Breaks is a sport climbing mecca-in-the-making with an untold number of potential routes to be developed and a great number recently established, high quality sandstone routes. Hidden Valley is a gorgeous sport climbing paradise in Appalachia boasting over 300 routes, just off of Interstate 81.
There is a vast amount of quality bouldering opportunities scattered across Virginia. All across the state you will find several high quality boulder fields, great local areas, and small obscure spots throughout VA, with many noteworthy fields found in the Southwestern corner. Mcafees Knob has tons of great bouldering and The Cascades is an up-and-coming favorite. For the best warm-weather bouldering in VA, and the largest established boulderfield in the state, be sure to visit Grayson Highlands State Park.
-Grab the PATC Great Falls book for more routes and info on the area. Also available for sale at the visitor's center.
-Check out Graysonhighlandsbouldering for more photos, videos, problems, the GHSP Boudering Guidebook, bolderfield maps, park info and upcoming events.
-Also, if you want to download the GHSP bouldering guide on your iPhone or Android check out the Rakkup Mobile GHSP Guidebook App: rakkup.com/grayson-highland…
Local Climbing Organizations
Mid Atlantic Climbers (MAC): "MAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving access to climbing areas in the Mid-Atlantic region, while promoting responsible climbing and environmental stewardship. MAC serves as a liaison between the climbing community and land managers (park or private) for the crags in [the Maryland and eastern Virginia] region." The link to MAC's website can be found here: http://www.midatlanticclimbers.org
Central Appalachia Climbers Coalition (CACC): A 501-C3 non-profit coalition focused on preserving and promoting climber access while hosting and supporting climber driven stewardship initiatives throughout the mountainous region of Central Appalachia. Here is a link to the CACC's Website.
Classic Climbing Routes at Virginia
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