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Big Branch Falls Cliffs

Big Branch Falls Cliffs Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: M.Dubo Dubovsky on Sep 2, 2011
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Description 

Hike to Big Branch Falls area.

Long band of cliffs across small gorge area on slopes of Pasture Fence Mountain (all are still within confines of S.N.P.)

It is a STEEP haul up to the cliffs...but well worth it.

Great top roping and highball bouldering.

There are some old bolts that I wouldn't trust...a lot seem pretty rusty looking....along with some quick-draws that were left around.

This area of N. Fork Moorman's is one of highlights of this watershed.

Cliffs are clearly visible when driving Skyline Drive in the winter too and very visible from main trail once reach vicinity of Big Branch Falls.

Getting There 

Follow trailhead 1.5 miles from parking area if accessing from downstream.


Climbing Season

For the Shenandoah National Park area.

Weather station 11.9 miles from here


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Rock Climbing Photo: cliffs as seen from Skyline Drive.
cliffs as seen from Skyline Drive.
Rock Climbing Photo: these bolts are all over the place...and rusted......
these bolts are all over the place...and rusted......
Rock Climbing Photo: looking down the line of main cliff.
looking down the line of main cliff.
Rock Climbing Photo: More crags even further downstream from main cliff...
More crags even further downstream from main cliff...
Rock Climbing Photo: view from atop main cliff line looking up the N. F...
view from atop main cliff line looking up the N. F...
Rock Climbing Photo: Other view of large boulder area separate from mai...
Other view of large boulder area separate from mai...
Rock Climbing Photo: This large boulder area is just downstream from ma...
This large boulder area is just downstream from ma...
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Rock Climbing Photo:
Rock Climbing Photo: Main stretch of cliffs across small gorge from Big...
Main stretch of cliffs across small gorge from Big...

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By Andrew Cassidy
Dec 4, 2014
Congratulations you dug around on the internet long enough to find the best sport climbing in virginia. Please ignore m dubo about "rusty" bolts. This place is amazing.

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