All Locations > Virginia > Southwest Virgini… > Grayson Highlands… > Listening Rock Trail > 4. Trails End Area > Sever Block
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|Type:||Boulder, 8 ft|
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|Shared By:||Aaron Parlier on Oct 30, 2011|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath|
When you approach the Sever Boulder & Block, walk to the clean split between the two. The smaller Block is the Sever Block, the massive boulder being the Sever Boulder. The Sever Block has a cool, shear (but well featured) slab side in the split, and a fun front side where you will find the easy slab problems called; "Rock" "paper" & "Scissors" and also the slab traverses "Sever Slab Left Traverse" and its right counterpart.
"Rock" is the left of the trio "Rock, Paper, Scissors." that are found on the back side of the Sever Block in the split, on the slab face.
Find the point where the tree lays across the top of the split. Walk past the midpoint of the slab face, to the left side before the point where the face diminishes. Start on good feet and low rails. Continue up through thin hands to easy top out.
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. At this point, you have passed the Sever Block (but the directions are simpler this way). Turn around and look to your left off trail a bit and the Sever Boulder & Block are there. This is the long, giant boulder laying long ways up the hill side which has the tip severed cleanly forming a separate smaller block. The Sever Block has a large dead tree that has fallen to rest on the top of it.
The directions are the same if you hike all the way around from the MOW Area. Hike past the Autumn Area and when you reach the next area which will be signaled by the Trails End Boulder (a large egg-on-its-side shaped boulder just off the left side of the trail). When you reach the Trails End Boulder, look up to your left off trail a bit and the Sever Boulder & Block are there. This is the long, giant boulder laying long ways up the hill side which has the tip severed cleanly forming a separate smaller block. The Sever Block has a large dead tree that has fallen to rest on the top of it.
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