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Big Rig Boulder Rock Climbing 


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Administrators: Jake Jones, Shawn Heath, Aaron Parlier, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Nov 28, 2012
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This is a beautiful, massive, dark, and fully featured boulder lower down the hillside in the Wild Wood Area. Big Rig is mainly comprised with very dark Metamorphic Sandstone loaded with enormous to tiny dropstones, but also has green Sandstone faces. From steep roofs to slabby uppers, you’re going to find numerous angles and problems to suit any boulderers appetite.

I don't normally hand out a lot of 3-4 star ratings for GHSP just because I feel they should be reserved for pretty spectacular lines in each area. A few problems on this boulder deserve every star.

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Climbing Season

For the Grayson Highlands State Park area.

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',5],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Folsom Prison V3 6A PG13  VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Big Rig Boulder
Amazing.Committing.This line is a MUST DO if you have the pads to protect it and the commitment to finish the problem. Find "A Boy Named Sue" and walk right for about 12ft to the wide/scooped/shallow dihedral in the highball wall. Look up the face to the high overhang for the small "notch" in-cut at about 18-20ft and this is where you roll over.Stand start low on the face (or sit start for posterity, but it adds no grade) and climb direct past pleasant rails and not-quite-jug ledges. Reach the h...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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