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Bear cave area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.55116, -78.30302 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Stephen Smithburger on Feb 12, 2017
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This is a group of boulders with good climbs and potential for alot of development. Rock quality is great and well worth the approach. The climbing here varies from slab to overhangs to highballs. Mostly good landings but a spotter is comforting for some of these.

Getting There 

From the main parking lot head up the paved road. When you get to the old parking lot hike up the ridge trail for about 40 minutes. Directly off the trail you will see a large pyramid shaped boulder with two flat sides. There is a no camping sign also near the boulder. This is the warm up slab. The remaining Bouldering is down the hill to the right of the trail.

Climbing Season

For the Old Rag area.

Weather station 7.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cat scratch fever

Cat scratch fever V4 6B  Virginia : Shenandoah & NW VA Region : ... : Cat scratch overhang
Start on the far right side of the horizontal crack. Follow the crack left until it ends with good holds just below the lip. Top out holds are slightly hard to find. Reach far over the lip and youll find something to grab...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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