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Elevation: 3,969 ft
GPS: 36.628, -81.482 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aaron Parlier on Aug 19, 2009
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

Description

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The Picnic Bouldering area is as close to perfect as it gets in Virginia. It begins with a parking area that is a 40 SECOND (timed), level stroll to The Olympus boulder. Olympus is a massive, ominous, aggressive, overhanging boulder whose sides trend to shorter, more intermediate level lines. Olympus is 20-25 feet at its tallest, and spans 70-80 feet in length and has good landings all the way around. secluded in its own sanctuary of old growth rhododendron, you feel alone even though nearby there are trails, and amenities.
with an equally short "approach" if you can really call it that, is the Rock House boulder. This boulder offers quality, slightly to heavily overhanging lines, and boasts a unique and satisfying dihedral problem that all will love to try out, no matter what grade you're climbing... also on the Rock House Boulder is one of the most quality v-3s in GHSP called "Indian Outlaw" (v3) and it is a must do for anyone..

Past Olympus is an indoor restroom. beside the restroom is a drink machine. near by is a playground. near there is also an outdoor concert stage where bluegrass and Celtic music festivals are frequently held. all around that are fields of grass for football, soccer, and Frisbee games and also just for rolling in the grass. there are two historic cabins down the hill, and a small stone 1800's era graveyard. This is all within COMFORTABLE walking distance, so its a great place for a group of climbers and non climbers alike.

Be sure to scope out more information, videos, pictures, and problem description on GHSP Bouldering: graysonhighlandsbouldering.…

Getting There

Make the very first right hand turn past the pay booth at the sign for "Picnic Area".

Follow specific boulderfield access/directions in the GHSP Bouldering Guidebook, or GHSP's Rakkup Guidebook App

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Classic Climbing Routes at Picnic Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
Cherokee Dihedral
Boulder
V3 6A
Indian Outlaw
Boulder
V3 6A
Crazy Horse
Boulder
V3 6A
Russel's Teapot
Boulder
V5 6C
Athos Arete
Boulder
V7- 7A+
Flying Spaghetti Monster
Boulder
V7 7A+
Dark Horse
Boulder
V8 7B
Frites & Cassoulet
Boulder
V8 7B
Hades
Boulder
V9 7C
Pastafarian
Boulder
V10 7C+
Hyperion
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cherokee Dihedral Picnic Area Boulders > Rock House Boulder
V1 5 Boulder
Indian Outlaw Picnic Area Boulders > Rock House Boulder
V3 6A Boulder
Crazy Horse Picnic Area Boulders > Rock House Boulder
V3 6A Boulder
Russel's Teapot Picnic Area Boulders > Olympus Boulder
V3 6A Boulder
Athos Arete Picnic Area Boulders > Olympus Boulder
V5 6C Boulder
Flying Spaghetti Monster Picnic Area Boulders > Olympus Boulder
V7- 7A+ Boulder
Dark Horse Picnic Area Boulders > Rock House Boulder
V7 7A+ Boulder
Frites & Cassoulet Picnic Area Boulders > Olympus Boulder
V8 7B Boulder
Hades Picnic Area Boulders > Olympus Boulder
V8 7B Boulder
Pastafarian Picnic Area Boulders > Olympus Boulder
V9 7C Boulder
Hyperion Picnic Area Boulders > Olympus Boulder
V10 7C+ Boulder
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Keegan Dimmick
Winchester, VA
Keegan Dimmick   Winchester, VA
this looks pretty incredible. Aug 20, 2009

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