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Back of Beyond Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.6235, -81.47622 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Oct 16, 2013


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an exciting and expansive new area under development. No trails, not in the guidebook. More to come!

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For the Grayson Highlands State Park area.

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

111 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',36],['2 Stars',59],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron Parlier at the start

Thunder Mammal V4 6B  Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Thunder Boulders
On the shorter, steep, front-left face, find the close block at the base of the boulder. In front of this is a low, in-cut slot crimp rail. Match start in this. Work right to the good, large flake and fall into another thin crimp. Toss high to quality holds, and pounce to the nice, flat lip at the top of the boulder. Press out a fun mantle!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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By Torbjorn Brumley
From: Richmond, va
Jul 30, 2015
Is there going to be any info posted in the near future about the back of beyond area or the larger area of Haw Orchard? Ie. Trailhead location, or best way to access? I know work was done this spring on a trail to B.O.B. (Unfortunately I couldn't make the stewardship weekend) and I'm just curious about checking out these boulders! Thanks in advance for any info!!
By Aaron Parlier
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Jul 31, 2015
As of right now no. The rough trail is built into the BoB, but blazed sign posts are not in place and this will be worked on in the coming fall season. The positioning of the blazed posts will be discussed and reviewed with the GHSP park staff, much like the posts for the Moonlight Area, to best meet the needs for both the park and climbers alike. To avoid confusion and frustration I will not try to describe the approach to specific boulders until that time. I am also starting to compile Vol.2 of the GHSP Bouldering guidebook, of which the BoB and other areas in Haw will be detailed. I will happily do my best to direct you or anyone else to the BoB in a personal email however; I just won’t be posting it publicly until the fall when navigation is more straightforward. Shoot me an email anytime.
By Torbjorn Brumley
From: Richmond, va
Jul 31, 2015
Thanks Aaron for the response and info!! I'll be in the park Labor Day weekend so I'll shoot you an email closer to then. Thanks again!

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