Elevation: 165 ft
GPS: 37.54046, -77.43576
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Description

The Central & Southern VA Region covers climbing in and around Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond.

Richmond climbing includes Belle Isle, Browns Island, the Buttermilks, the Cove, Forest Hill Park, Lewis Larus Park, Pony Pasture, and Manchester Wall. (These subareas should probably be grouped under a Richmond Area heading.) The Richmond climbing lies just opposite of downtown, on the south side of the James River and on Belle Isle. Whatever way you choose to experience climbing, Richmond has you covered. Bouldering, TR, sport, and you can even place gear. Most of the climbing is on natural rock formations aside from Manchester Wall, the bridge buttress and pillars that remain of the old Manchester bridge.

Charlottesville climbing is properly contained under its own heading.

If you are looking for some good bouldering, checkout The Forest. It is located on Blue Ridge Parkway and has Virginia's largest concentration of greenstone boulders with some classic hard climbs and plenty of lower grade routes. 

Lynchburg Area climbing could roughly include the following areas. The Trestles are outside of Lynchburg, near Goode. This area may be currently closed. The Love Nest is in Nelson County, near Massies Mill.

Getting There

Each area can be accessed by way of Riverside Drive that runs East-West along the south side of the James River. Belle Isle can also be reached from the North side by parking in the Tredegar parking area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Central & Southern VA Region

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 20
Senior Discount
Boulder
V4 6B
 9
Corona Crimps
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 14
Jurassic Park ArĂȘte
Boulder
V5 6C
 22
Gumby Traverse
Boulder
V6 7A
 5
Fade Away
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 5
Guatemalan Insanity Pepper
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 13
God's Own Greenstone
Boulder
V7 7A+ PG13
 3
What Could Have Been
Boulder
V7 7A+
 10
Supercharger
Boulder
V7+ 7A+
 5
La Femme Fatale
Boulder
V8 7B
 4
Naturally Aspirated
Boulder
V9 7C
 7
Life After Greenstone
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 46
Bolts from Heaven
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
Happy Cracks
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Fear and Loathing
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Senior Discount Charlottesville… > … > Forest > Big Boy
 20
V3 6A Boulder
Corona Crimps Richmond Vicinity > Forest Hill Park
 9
V4 6B Boulder
Jurassic Park ArĂȘte Richmond Vicinity > Buttermilks > Egg Boulder
 14
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Gumby Traverse Charlottesville… > … > Forest > Gumby
 22
V5 6C Boulder
Fade Away Richmond Vicinity > Pony Pasture
 5
V6 7A Boulder
Guatemalan Insanity Pepper Amherst County > Blue Ridge Rail… > Trail side bouldering
 5
V6+ 7A Boulder
God's Own Greenstone Charlottesville… > … > Forest > Greenstonia (Ridgeline)
 13
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
What Could Have Been Charlottesville… > Blue Ridge Parkway > 12.2 Boulder
 3
V7 7A+ PG13 Boulder
Supercharger Charlottesville… > … > Rock Point Over… > Mustang Boulder
 10
V7 7A+ Boulder
La Femme Fatale Richmond Vicinity > Buttermilks > Whileaway Boulder
 5
V7+ 7A+ Boulder
Naturally Aspirated Charlottesville… > … > Rock Point Over… > Mustang Boulder
 4
V8 7B Boulder
Life After Greenstone Charlottesville… > … > Forest > Greenstonia (Ridgeline)
 7
V9 7C Boulder
Bolts from Heaven Richmond Vicinity > Manchester Wall > B) First Pillar
 46
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Happy Cracks Charlottesville… > Wintergreen > Cracks
 39
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Fear and Loathing Charlottesville… > Wintergreen > Self Potential Wall
 23
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
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