All Locations > Virginia > Southwest Virgini… > Grayson Highlands… > Listening Rock Trail > 4. Trails End Area > Colorado Boulder
Layton Kor's Warm Up
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|Type:||Boulder, 10 ft|
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|Shared By:||Aaron Parlier on Oct 29, 2011|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath|
DescriptionThanks for your work out there Jordan!
~Walk around the boulder from the trail (look for the stacked rocks as a marker) and follow the long vertical wall to the arête.
There are 2 close trees along the tapered, vertical side before the arête, which is the side you can see from the trail.
Stand start between these two close trees on two good but far apart edges and climb straight up the less-featured-than-it-appears face using great but well spaced edges until you get a good hold at the lip.
This is a very good climb and solid for the grade. Somewhat highball as the crux comes at the top and youre is quite high up at the crux point.
LocationAt the very end of the LRT (if you come down from the upper lookout past the MOW) this will be the final area before the loop is finished and you are deposited back to your car.
Alternately, if you simply hike downhill from the lower lot instead of hiking the normal loop starting at the upper lookout, this will be the very first area you come to, and it isnt very close to the lot.
If you hike down from the lower lot, look for the Trails End Boulder which will be on the right and just off the trail. It is egg shaped on the downhill side, and 10 feet off of the trail. At this point, you have passed the Colorado Boulder by a few feet, so turn around, walk up the trail a short way and look to your right.
The Colorado Boulder is easy to miss if you arent looking for it even though it is massive. it faces away from the trail.
Look to your right and you will see a vertical, long, tapered wall that increases in size the further away from the trail you go. The majority of the problems are around the corner from here on the back of the face.
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