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Crack, The T,TR 
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Beginner Slab Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.90612, -78.93727 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dallas Branum on May 8, 2014

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First timer on the Beginner Slab.

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Great for taking first timers out! There are three distinct routes here that share an anchor with rap rings. The anchors can be accessed from the Plunge overlook above.

Getting There 

Hike ~10 minutes down the Blackrock Trail (yellow blaze,) from the parking lot until it intersects with the Brimstone Trail (red blaze.) Turn right at the junction, hiking downhill, and in a few minutes you will see the large slab off to your right. You can bushwack/scramble to a good ledge at the base.

Climbing Season

For the Charlottesville vicinity area.

Weather station 8.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Beginner Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beginner Slab:
The Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Slabtastic   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Featured Route For Beginner Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: Simply Frayed as seen from the anchors.

Simply Frayed 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  VA : Charlottesville vicinity : ... : Beginner Slab
From below the bulge in the center of the wall, head up the right leaning crack to a small tree. From here, follow the thin left leaning crack to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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