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Areas in Virgin Islands

Bumpa Wall 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Cave Cove, Outer Brass Island 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Ginger Island 4 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Hans Lollik, Black Diamond 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Hans Lollik, Booby in d'Wata 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Inner Brass Island 1 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Little Tobago 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Outer Brass Cave 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
St. John 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Thatch Island 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Tortola, Lava Flows Cave 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Virgin Gorda, BVI 0 / 0 / 0 / 84 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 84
Elevation: 103 ft
GPS: 17.744, -64.775 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: David Enloe on Nov 6, 2012
Admins: Mike Madsen

Description

Includes both US and British Virgin Islands. Aside from the stellar granite boulders of the Baths, little exploration has been done involving the vast deepwater soloing and trad-climbing options around the islands. Almost all areas are accessed via boat, with only a few exceptions. Rock type (in my very uneducated opinion) varies from dark volcanic tuff to quartzite. Quality varies widely from place to place, with stellar rock on tap in countless locations.

While the Baths of Virgin Gorda are becoming increasingly popular as a world-class bouldering destination, deepwater soloing exists in substantial (if scattered) quantities and the potential for 1-2 pitch roped climbing is endless. A couple of friends and I are the only climbers I know exploring the areas outside of the Baths. I have never established routes before so please give any input you have. Also, if you ever get on any of our climbs please feel free to comment on the ratings and help to get these routes established. 

Getting There

Fly to St. Thomas or Tortola. Travel between the islands by personal boat or ferry, and access crags via boat.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Virgin Islands

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 20
Island Crack
Boulder
V1 5
 13
White Crab Arête
Boulder
V1 5
 5
Devils Bay Trail Traverse
Boulder
V1 5
 13
UG Arete
Boulder
V2 5+
 12
Island Flake
Boulder
V2 5+
 8
Jump the Shark
Boulder
V3 6A
 7
Babar's Tusk aka Babars Crack
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
Brunswick a.k.a. The Skull
Boulder
V4- 6B
 4
Allez Up Arête
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 3
Right Jaw
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Peebles
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 6
Babar
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Island Crack Virgin Gorda, BVI > Spring Bay > Spring Bay Boulder
 20
V1 5 Boulder
White Crab Arête Virgin Gorda, BVI > Spring Bay > High Tide Boulder
 13
V1 5 Boulder
Devils Bay Trail Traverse Virgin Gorda, BVI > Baths > Almost To Lithgow
 5
V1 5 Boulder
UG Arete Virgin Gorda, BVI > Guavaberry Spri… > UG Boulder
 13
V1 5 Boulder
Island Flake Virgin Gorda, BVI > Spring Bay > Spring Bay Boulder
 12
V2 5+ Boulder
Jump the Shark Virgin Gorda, BVI > Spring Bay > High Tide Boulder
 8
V2 5+ Boulder
Babar's Tusk aka Babars Crack Virgin Gorda, BVI > Baths > Babar Boulder
 7
V3 6A Boulder
Brunswick a.k.a. The Skull Virgin Gorda, BVI > Devil's Bay > Skull Rock
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Allez Up Arête Virgin Gorda, BVI > Spring Bay > Grill Boulder
 4
V4- 6B Boulder
Right Jaw Virgin Gorda, BVI > Devil's Bay > Skull Rock
 3
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Peebles Virgin Gorda, BVI > Guavaberry Spri… > UG Boulder
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Babar Virgin Gorda, BVI > Baths > Babar Boulder
 6
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
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There is a new, comprehensive, color guidebook to the area that also serves as a travel guide: fixedpin.com/British_Virgin… Nov 14, 2013
ClimbVI  
Climb V.I. is now offering liveaboard sailing charters for climbers visiting to boulder Virgin Gorda and Fallend Jerusalem. Check us out atclimbvi.com orfacebook.com/climbvi. Dec 6, 2013
Michael Atlas
charlotte, nc
Michael Atlas   charlotte, nc
I'm looking to do some DWS in the area and I see a lot of options. Does anybody have any advice on some moderate DWS for someone who has never DWS'ed before?

Michael toth
michaeljamestoth@gmail.com Feb 16, 2016

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