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Cascadia Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Feb 2, 2012
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If you live in the Blacksburg Area and like to boulder than there is no reason not to come to the Cascades at least once. The biggest reason in my opinion is for this boulder in particular (there are several other amazing boulders and a kickass waterfall, but the Cascadia Boulder is SO CLOSE!)...
The Cascadia Boulder is literally 2 minutes worth of level and downhill walking from the parking-lot, and it offers v2, v5, v7/8, and v11 potential... All the while being in a scenic forest and stream-side setting. Whats not to love?

This boulder has two short vertical sides and a front with an 8-9 foot vertical roof. Solid landing...

Getting There 

Park. Get paddage on your back. Walk up the trail for 1.5-2 minutes. Look down the hill by the stream on your right at the massive boulder. Connect the dots.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cascadia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cascadia:
Space Invaders   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   
Threat Level Midnight   V5 6C     Boulder, 13'   
Inglorious   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 7'   
Rapunzel Syndrome   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   
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Featured Route For Cascadia
Rock Climbing Photo: Start to Inglorious Bastards, Cascades, VA

Inglorious Bastards V8 7B  VA : Roanoke/New River/Blacksbur... : ... : Cascadia
Probably the proudest line at the Cascades. Tough, easy to access, straight forward from the start to the finish, and visible by all who pass.When looking at the front, trail facing portion of the roof, this line sitstarts underneath the roof on the right sides, butt on the ground, hands on opposite facing flat sidepulls (compression). Lift up for a big, fun, gratifying latch to a massive jug to start the next sequence.Climb up onto the small holds on the side of the boulders face and commence t...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

Photos of Cascadia Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Hepler sticking the tough finish to Inglorious.
Hepler sticking the tough finish to Inglorious.
Rock Climbing Photo: "Inglorious"
Rock Climbing Photo: "Inglorious"
Rock Climbing Photo: Ross on "Inglorious"
Ross on "Inglorious"

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By TravisMelin
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
Feb 10, 2012
Good work aaron! This boulder is really excellent, worth the visit for sure. Hopefully another one soon!
By Aaron Parlier
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Feb 11, 2012
Thanks Travis!
By Jay Shultis
From: Oneonta, NY
Apr 2, 2012
This looks great guys! I have never been to the Cascades when it was dry enough to climb! Looking forward to checking this out when I move back to the 'burg next month!
By Aaron Parlier
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Apr 2, 2012
Cool Jay, let me know what you think