Mountain Project Logo
To save paper & ink, use the [Hide] controls next to photos and comments so you only print what you need.


Virginia > Southwest Virgi… > Grayson Highlan… > Listening Rock Trail



Moonlight is the newest addition to the GHSP bouldering areas. Late summer 2011, myself and several other climbers from VA FAd close to 50 new problems throughout the Moonlight Area.

Moonlight has incredible boulders and interesting features. Some boulders are typical GHSP style, while others have style and characteristics all of their own. There are short little low-ball boulders and harrowing highball lines. You can find steep faces, roofs, and even vertical faces and an easy slab or two (pretty uncommon for Grayson). Basically all bases are covered in the Moonlight.

Moonlight Area is broken down into three sub areas. In the order that they occur on the walk in are: Tall Wall Area, Ginseng Area, and then the Moonlight Area.

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

Getting There

Follow specific boulderfield access/directions in the GHSP Bouldering Guidebook, or GHSP's Rakkup Guidebook App, as the climber access trail is difficult to locate due to vegitation during warm months.

Photos [Hide ALL Photos]

Tyler Hoskinson exploring "Follows the Rain"
[Hide Photo] Tyler Hoskinson exploring "Follows the Rain"
Chris Hare on Underking (V5)
[Hide Photo] Chris Hare on Underking (V5)
Tyler Hoskinson cruising through Underking (V5)
[Hide Photo] Tyler Hoskinson cruising through Underking (V5)
Tyler Hoskinson swinging into Moonlight Sonata
[Hide Photo] Tyler Hoskinson swinging into Moonlight Sonata
Aaron Parlier at the top of Moonlight Sonata
[Hide Photo] Aaron Parlier at the top of Moonlight Sonata
Aaron Parlier on "Moonlight Sonata"
[Hide Photo] Aaron Parlier on "Moonlight Sonata"

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Winston-Salem, NC
[Hide Comment] I came wandering down this area without a guidebook (not recommended), and at the very, very bottom, off trail, there is an absolutely ENORMOUS triple decker boulder next to a fin-like boulder. The downhill side had a dihedral up to the first deck that looked somewhat climbable. The side to the right of that had a really interesting (and unsafe) slab to big roof climb, with a fall onto the slab and into the damp gully. The fin boulder on the right also had a climbable arĂȘte.

At the time, I had only the MP app with me, and could not identify the boulder(s). Does anyone know if this boulder is listed anywhere/ has been climbed? Jul 13, 2015
Aaron Parlier
Boone, NC
[Hide Comment] The boulder(s) are unofficially called the Bear's Den boulders. The first of which has three climbs on it but are not listed due to a lack of trail. The awesome dihedral crack has never been climbed to the top as it is often wet, but the arĂȘte to the left is fun from the stand, and I also climbed it from the much more difficult sit start. Two easier (and sketchy) highball lines were also climbed to the left. The larger face further around the corner has never been climbed as it looked very chossy and sketchy. It might end up being really cool though? Jul 13, 2015