Wintergreen Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Dallas Branum on May 8, 2014|
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DescriptionThis is a great after work crag if you're based in C'ville, plus you can hit up a brewery on the way home! Chances are you will be the only one at this crag at any time aside from an occasional hiker.
This place is full of high quality, grippy granite, similar to Old Rag. West facing rock makes for great sunset climbing, though the exposure can make it windy at times. Mostly trad climbing, though there are some decent sport lines and a TR can even be set up on several walls.
Private property, so keep a low profile. Details
This area is owned by the resort, so definitely keep a low profile, minimize impact, and clean up after yourself. Occasionally the Beginner Slab will be occupied by a guide from Wintergreen, show some respect and stay out of their way.
Getting ThereFrom HWY 664, turn onto Wintergreen Drive and start up the hill. In 2.3 miles, take a right on Blackrock Drive (after the gas station.) Take the next right onto Black Rock Circle. The small parking area is on the right less than a half mile from this intersection. There is an established hiking trail here with a sign that leads down to "The Plunge." Follow the yellow blazed Blackrock trail downhill to find the rock. It eventually intersects with the red blazed Brimstone trail, which will take you to the base of most of the crags if you follow it downhill.
Classic Climbing Routes at Wintergreen
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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