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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.

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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.
V0 4
 11
The Perfect Zero
Boulder
V3 6A
 13
Gingivitis
Boulder
V3 6A
 35
Senior Discount
Boulder
V4 6B
 11
Corona Crimps
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 16
Jurassic Park ArĂȘte
Boulder
V5 6C
 34
Gumby Traverse
Boulder
V6 7A
 9
Fade Away
Boulder
V6 7A
 15
The Dance
Boulder
V7 7A+
 16
God's Own Greenstone
Boulder
V7 7A+
 19
La Femme Fatale
Boulder
V7 7A+
 24
Supercharger
Boulder
V8 7B
 8
Mycotic Break
Boulder
V8 7B
 8
Naturally Aspirated
Boulder
V9 7C
 8
Life After Greenstone
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 11
Kermit's Revenge
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Perfect Zero Richmond Vicinity > Forest Hill Park
 11
V0 4 Boulder
Gingivitis Richmond Vicinity > Buttermilks > Molar
 13
V3 6A Boulder
Senior Discount Charlottesville… > … > Forest > Big Boy
 35
V3 6A Boulder
Corona Crimps Richmond Vicinity > Forest Hill Park
 11
V4 6B Boulder
Jurassic Park ArĂȘte Richmond Vicinity > Buttermilks > Egg Boulder
 16
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Gumby Traverse Charlottesville… > … > Forest > Gumby
 34
V5 6C Boulder
Fade Away Richmond Vicinity > Pony Pasture
 9
V6 7A Boulder
The Dance Charlottesville… > … > Forest > Gumby
 15
V6 7A Boulder
God's Own Greenstone Charlottesville… > … > Forest > Greenstonia (Ridgeline)
 16
V7 7A+ Boulder
La Femme Fatale Richmond Vicinity > Buttermilks > Whileaway Boulder
 19
V7 7A+ Boulder
Supercharger Charlottesville… > … > Rock Point Over… > Mustang Boulder
 24
V7 7A+ Boulder
Mycotic Break Charlottesville… > … > Forest > Mushroom Boulder
 8
V8 7B Boulder
Naturally Aspirated Charlottesville… > … > Rock Point Over… > Mustang Boulder
 8
V8 7B Boulder
Life After Greenstone Charlottesville… > … > Forest > Greenstonia (Ridgeline)
 8
V9 7C Boulder
Kermit's Revenge Charlottesville… > … > Raven's Roost > Raven's Roost Cliff
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
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