Elevation: 1,286 ft
GPS: 38.942, -78.302 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Keegan Dimmick on Apr 30, 2008 with improvements by Ryan Kent and 2 others
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones
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Description

Buzzard Rocks makes for a great day or weekend adventure. The cliff faces West and you get full exposure to the valley below. If you're going to climb in the summer, mornings are the best suggestion. The face will stay cool for you until early afternoon. If you're going to climb in the winter you need to stick with afternoons and evenings. The great exposure to the sun will keep you warm and keep you climbing. There are around 25 registered routes, nothing that goes above 5.10. That makes this a great area for new leaders and weekend warriors. Bring a light rack and set of quick draws. Most climbs are bolted with a few exceptions. Bring your own water, it will be a long walk back to the car if you run out.

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Getting There

From the East-
Take I-66 West to Route 55 West towards Front Royal. Stay on 55 West until the town of Waterlick. Turn left onto Powells Fort Road (Route 678). Drive about 1.2 miles on 678 then turn left onto Mountain Road (Route 619). You will pass a fish hatchery. Stay on the road for 1.2 miles. You will come to a Buzzard Rock trailhead parking lot on the right. Pay attention cause it's easy to miss. After parking follow the hiker sign and begin the two mile hike to Buzzard Rock. Follow the white trail blaze.

When you reach the top of the ridge, there is a trail that descends to the right. This is the cliff base trail. It isn't well defined, but it is very easy to follow. If you miss the trail you can rap down to it from any number of trees on the ridge.

28 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Buzzard Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 16
Three Amigos Double Direct
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 48
Failure to Communicate
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 64
Raising Arizona
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Kimberly
Trad, Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
Unknown 1
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 35
Anonymous Flake Right
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 23
Half and Half
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Prajapati
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Buzzard Guts
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 50
Melungian Brotherhood
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 52
Ass Cannibal
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 55
Pulp Friction
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 32
The Bulge
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Adam Kopley Memorial Route
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 3
Anonymous Flake - Left Variation
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Three Amigos Double Direct
 16
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Failure to Communicate
 48
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Raising Arizona
 64
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Kimberly
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
Unknown 1
 19
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Anonymous Flake Right
 35
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
Half and Half
 23
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Prajapati
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Buzzard Guts
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Melungian Brotherhood
 50
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Ass Cannibal
 52
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pulp Friction
 55
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
The Bulge
 32
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Adam Kopley Memorial Route
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Anonymous Flake - Left Vari…
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
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