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Elevation: 5,449 ft 1,661 m
GPS: 36.65846, -81.53775
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Bountiful boulderfields and copious crags found throughout the far southwestern region of Virginia. Appalachia at its finest. Whether it’s perfect southern sandstone, chunks of gnarly granite, big quartzite blocks, or steep volcanic rhyolite up in GHSP, this corner of the Old Dominion has something that will put a smile on your face. The SWVA region spans some 240+ miles from east to west including an impressive array of rock types originating from different geological ranges: The Appalachian Plateau, Great Appalachian Valley, and The Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Southwest Virginia (Appalachia)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 46
Highland Highball
Boulder
V3 6A
 100
Periscope
Boulder
V5 6C
 75
True Grit
Boulder
V5 6C
 55
Front Man
Boulder
V6 7A
 25
Horizon Line
Boulder
V6 7A
 17
Thews
Boulder
V7 7A+
 32
Flying Spaghetti Monster
Boulder
V7 7A+
 14
Moneyshot
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 61
Simon Says
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 47
Belle of The Ball
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 42
Spirit Blade
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 44
Cornucopia of Delightful Climbing
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Golden Gate
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 34
Dominion
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Ponies in The Desert
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Highland Highball Grayson Highlan… > … > Horizon Area > Highland Highball
 46
V2 5+ Boulder
Periscope Grayson Highlan… > … > Contact Station… > Periscope Boulder
 100
V3 6A Boulder
True Grit Grayson Highlan… > … > Contact Station… > True Grit Boulder
 75
V5 6C Boulder
Front Man Grayson Highlan… > … > A.V.P. Boulders > A.V.P. Boulder
 55
V5 6C Boulder
Horizon Line Grayson Highlan… > … > Horizon Area > Horizon Boulder
 25
V6 7A Boulder
Thews Grayson Highlan… > … > Middle Boneyard > Thews Boulder
 17
V6 7A Boulder
Flying Spaghetti Monster Grayson Highlan… > … > Picnic Area Bou… > Olympus Boulder
 32
V7 7A+ Boulder
Moneyshot McAfee's Knob > Rdside
 14
V7 7A+ Boulder
Simon Says Breaks Intersta… > Pinnacle Rock Area > Desert Pony Buttress
 61
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Belle of The Ball Breaks Intersta… > Prospectors > Eastern Prospectors
 47
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Spirit Blade Breaks Intersta… > Pinnacle Rock Area > Pinnacle Left
 42
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Cornucopia of Delightful Cl… Breaks Intersta… > Prospectors > Eastern Prospectors
 44
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Golden Gate Breaks Intersta… > Towers/Lodges > Lower Lodges
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Dominion Breaks Intersta… > Pinnacle Rock Area > Pinnacle Left
 34
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ponies in The Desert Breaks Intersta… > Pinnacle Rock Area > Desert Pony Buttress
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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