Elevation: 1,704 ft
GPS: 36.899, -82.419 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aaron Parlier on Feb 10, 2014
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath

Description

Located in Southwestern Virginia outside of Coeburn and just a few miles from the town of Norton. Wonderful routes beside the scenic Guest River.

The areas here are listed by order of the mile marker signposts as you reach them from the parking lot. The trail itself is a flat pea gravel biking and walking trail. Just like the VA Creeper Trail, this is a reclaimed railroad bed from an old coal train track. You walk/bike through a dark and interesting old coal train tunnel to access the vast majority of the climbing here.

Getting There

Follow Highway 72 south for 2.2 miles. The entrance for Guest River Gorge parking lot is on the left just past Flatwoods Group Picnic Area.

PARKING

Attention climbers :

There is only one legal and allowed parking area for the Guest River Gorge.

The only appropriate or allowed access into the gorge is by way of the main, approved, public access parking lot off of Rt. 72 south of Coeburn.

If you are parking at any other location it is a serious access issue and could bring about climbing closures. Please respect private property. If you are concerned about the approach bring a bike (the trail is a wide, flat bike path). The cliffs and crags cross through multiple land owners and we should all be mindful and aware of while climbing.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Guest River Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V5 6C
 3
Justice for All
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Toilet Bowl
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Upright
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
Archer Left
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Tunnel Hill
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Rebel Yell
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Power And The Glory
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Calzone
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Why Can't We Be Friends?
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
ATM Extension
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Chunky Monkey
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Bank Robber
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Mo Money Mo Problems
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Tweedledum
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Justice for All (2) Mile Two > … > Casablanca Boul… > Casablanca Boulder
 3
V5 6C Boulder
Toilet Bowl (1) Mile One > Mile 1 Routes > Tunnel Turret Wall
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Upright (1) Mile One > Mile 1 Routes > Tunnel Turret Wall
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy (1) Mile One > Mile 1 Routes > Tunnel Turret Wall
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Archer Left (2) Mile Two > Mile Two Routes > Alpha Wall
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Tunnel Hill (1) Mile One > Mile 1 Routes > Train Station
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rebel Yell (3) Mile Three > Mile 3 Routes > Rebel Wall
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Power And The Glory (2) Mile Two > Mile Two Routes > Rectory
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Calzone (1) Mile One > Mile 1 Routes > Castle
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Why Can't We Be Friends? (2) Mile Two > Mile Two Routes > Alpha Wall
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
ATM Extension (2) Mile Two > Mile Two Routes > Bank
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Chunky Monkey (3) Mile Three > Mile 3 Routes > Rebel Wall
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bank Robber (2) Mile Two > Mile Two Routes > Bank
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mo Money Mo Problems (2) Mile Two > Mile Two Routes > Bank
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Tweedledum (2) Mile Two > Mile Two Routes > Wonderland
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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