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Big Rig Boulder Rock Climbing 

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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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For the Grayson Highlands State Park area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Big Rig Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Rig Boulder:
A Boy Named Sue   V4 6B     Boulder, 25'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron Parlier working this line at dusk after firs...

Folsom Prison V3 6A PG13  Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Big Rig Boulder
Amazing and committing.This line is a MUST DO if you have the pads to protect it. 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) and climb direct past pleasant rails and not-quite-jug ledges. Reach the huge scoop/sidepull and lean over to gra...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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