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Areas in Central & Southern VA Region

The Hill 0 / 0 / 0 / 145 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 145
Belle Isle1 0 / 1 / 2 / 24 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 26
Browns Island 2 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Buttermilks, The 0 / 0 / 1 / 45 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 45
Charlottesville vicinity 91 / 3 / 86 / 138 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 268
Forest Hill Park 0 / 0 / 0 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Manchester Wall 41 / 28 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 55
Sharp Top 3 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Trestles, The 1 / 6 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
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Routes and boulders in the Central and Southern portion of Virginia. The Peaks of Otter offer fantastic granitic bouldering opportunities during cooler months.

The climbing in Richmond 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.

Getting There [Edit]

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.
V1-2 5
 4
The Disciple
Boulder
V4 6B
 7
Bohemian Bearhug
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 4
Jurassic park arĂȘte
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 4
500lb Chest
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 3
God's Own Greenstone
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 3
Green Goblin
Boulder
V8 7B
 3
Thoughtless Minds
Boulder
V9 7C
 3
The Seance
Boulder
V9 7C
 4
Life After Greenstone
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Happy Cracks
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Glacier Meditation
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Old School
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Green with Envy
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 7
Tendinitis
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Heroes and Handlebars
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Disciple Buttermilks > Hidden Temple
 4
V1-2 5 Boulder
Bohemian Bearhug The Hill > Stones > Values Boulder
 7
V4 6B Boulder
Jurassic park arĂȘte Belle Isle1 > James River Park System
 4
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
500lb Chest The Hill > Stones > 500lb boulder
 4
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
God's Own Greenstone Charlottesville… > … > Forest > Greenstonia (Ridgeline)
 3
V7-8 7B Boulder
Green Goblin Charlottesville… > … > Forest > Greenstonia (Ridgeline)
 3
V7-8 7B Boulder
Thoughtless Minds The Hill > Stones > Values Boulder
 3
V8 7B Boulder
The Seance Charlottesville… > … > AVO > Seance Area
 3
V9 7C Boulder
Life After Greenstone Charlottesville… > … > Forest > Greenstonia (Ridgeline)
 4
V9 7C Boulder
Happy Cracks Charlottesville… > Wintergreen > Cracks
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Glacier Meditation Sharp Top > Middle Rocks
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Old School Charlottesville… > Goshen Pass > Maury River Wall
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Green with Envy Charlottesville… > Wintergreen > Cracks
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tendinitis Manchester Wall > Main Wall
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad, Sport
Heroes and Handlebars Charlottesville… > Wintergreen > Cracks
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
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Just moved to RVA, looking for a climbing partner / partners. I've been heading to Peak Experiences mostly, my rope/beaners are stuck in Indiana but I certainly love the outdoors as well. Just moved from Scotland where I was studying. Mostly into sport, love some boulders from time to time. I climb 5.10-11ish, been climbing for about 7 years, I like dogs, good bagels and long walks on the beach. Aug 15, 2016

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