All Locations > Virginia > Southwest Virgini… > Grayson Highlands… > Listening Rock Trail > 4. Trails End Area > Colorado Boulder
Low Angle Lumpy
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|Type:||Boulder, 15 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) at the point described in the "location"). Follow the long vertical wall around the arête. Then follow the long face past 2 close trees (the middle one having a crazy set of roots), and stop just short of the 3rd tree at the end of the boulders face.
At this point, look on the face for the massive, fractured "Z" shaped crack split.
Stand start where comfortable and use the massive jugs formed by the large crack up to the top. Transfer left to the huge block on top if necessary.
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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