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Elevation: 3,980 ft 1,213 m
GPS: 36.61245, -81.48092
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Shared By: Aaron Parlier on Jul 4, 2012
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Description Suggest change

This area is host to many GHSP classics. Park at the Park Office (drinks, snacks, GHSP Guidebooks and maps, Chalk, brushes, and rental crash pads!), and walk the Split Rock Bouldering Trail (GHSP's new & official State Park bouldering tail!). You will reach the Contact Station Boulders within a minute's time. This cluster is home to several of the parks most popular climbs.

Further down the trail you will reach a point where you can drop off to the left on a spur trail to the Alchemy Area. Here you will find several shorter, but fun boulders with many problems to choose from.

Continue along the Split Rock Trail and you will walk through a small meadow leading back to the parking lot and Park Office!

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

Getting There Suggest change

As you pull into the park you have to pay three dollars (at the peak season) as you drive past the little pay station which is called "The Contact Station". There will be a bigger building with a parking lot to the left directly after this and this is the Park Office.

The Split Rock Bouldering Trail begins at the top of the small hill to the left of the Park Office building (find the small green electric box, behind that are two huge trees. Between the trees is the trailhead). This is a 1.3 mile loop trail that leads directly back to the parking lot.

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

58 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Contact Station Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0-1 4+
 75
Ranger Rick
Boulder
V1- 5-
 36
Ranger Rim
Boulder
V3 6A
 100
Periscope
Boulder
V3 6A
 39
Copperhead
Boulder
V3 6A
 41
Bombsight
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 9
Contact Left
Boulder
V4 6B
 82
Ranger Rick (Sit)
Boulder
V4 6B
 27
Full Contact
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Mostly Harmless
Boulder
V4 6B
 9
Ranger Rick (Direct)
Boulder
V4 6B
 15
Telescope
Boulder
V5 6C
 75
True Grit
Boulder
V5 6C
 14
Tech-Tonic
Boulder
V6 7A
 12
Mob Ties
Boulder
V8 7B
 8
Palisade
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ranger Rick Contact Station… > Ranger Rick Boulder
 75
V0-1 4+ Boulder
Ranger Rim Contact Station… > Ranger Rick Boulder
 36
V1- 5- Boulder
Periscope Contact Station… > Periscope Boulder
 100
V3 6A Boulder
Copperhead Contact Station… > Contact Boulder
 39
V3 6A Boulder
Bombsight Contact Station… > Periscope Boulder
 41
V3 6A Boulder
Contact Left Contact Station… > Contact Boulder
 9
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Ranger Rick (Sit) Contact Station… > Ranger Rick Boulder
 82
V4 6B Boulder
Full Contact Contact Station… > Contact Boulder
 27
V4 6B Boulder
Mostly Harmless Contact Station… > Contact Boulder
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Ranger Rick (Direct) Contact Station… > Ranger Rick Boulder
 9
V4 6B Boulder
Telescope Contact Station… > Periscope Boulder
 15
V4 6B Boulder
True Grit Contact Station… > True Grit Boulder
 75
V5 6C Boulder
Tech-Tonic Contact Station… > True Grit Boulder
 14
V5 6C Boulder
Mob Ties Contact Station… > True Grit Boulder
 12
V6 7A Boulder
Palisade Contact Station… > True Grit Boulder
 8
V8 7B Boulder
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