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Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on May 10, 2013
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Description 

This is one of the proud, obvious boulders in the lineup of clustered rock you see when looking at the Highlands Area. This one is to the left, next to the Horizon Boulder.

The Asteroid boulder looks as if an asteroid landed on top of it. The small block on top of the Asteroid Boulder perches precariously on top.

The boulder problems aren't that great, but they do afford a few photo ops. I wouldn't recommend any of the problems here unless you have done the rest... Unless of course you want a photo of yourself dangling off of the edge of the asteroid...

Getting There 

The boulder to the left of Horizon Boulder

Climbing Season

For the Horizon Area area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Asteroid Boulder

Asteroid V2-3 5+  Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Asteroid Boulder
Still not my favorite boulder problem in the Highlands Area, but at least this one is a bit more fun than "avoidance".Start as per "asteroid avoidance" (starting low and to the right under the asteroid, without the chunky block below for feet) but at the top, traverse beneath the asteroid to its left side. On the left side of the asteroid will be a huge jug. Use the jug to gain higher holds and jugs and mantle over the asteroid....[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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