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Balanced Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.91903, -82.62518 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Jul 26, 2017
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Description 

The prominent formation of this boulderfield, Balanced Rock is majestic and proud.

Starting at the base is a nice roof with several fun lines. Over 30 feet above the roof is a tall, fractured column with a massive, seemingly precariously balanced slab of sandstone.

Getting There 

From the pull off walk down the trail and take the right trail at the fork.

Climbing Season

For the Southwest Virginia Region area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Balancing Act V3 6A  Virginia : Southwest Virginia Region : ... : Balanced Rock
A wonderful highball slab.At Balanced Rock, find the uphill-most corner to the far left of the roof. At the furthest left corner past the steep roof, sit start matched in the iron bubble jug on the slab lip with feet under the roof.Mantle the lip and work up shallow sloper pockets to the higher break. After the first ledge/break, hike up through blocky, worse quality sandstone ledges (they are mostly all good, terrain is slabby or vertical, and feet here are quality but use caution!). Find great...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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