Contact Boulder Rock Climbing
Joanna Jennings working through the second move of...
The Contact Boulder is more obscure and tricky to find than the others in the Contact Station Area, but its one of the best.
Contact has a nice, low, steep roof on the far right end (when viewed as looking at the main, long front face) and a handful of fun vertical problems all along its main face.
Be sure to try out "Full Contact", "Copperhead", and "Heel or Peel".
Walk the road past the pay-booth. As you're walking down the road look to the left for a gravel road with a DO NOT ENTER sign on it. This sign is to keep out traffic from going to private property. Walk down and stay on the road (dont turn right as to continue further downhill). Look for a bulge in the landscape about 40 yards downhill and this is the rear of the boulder, you cannot see the main face since its oriented downhill.
No worries here, I assure you this is park land and that I have verbal permission from the park to post this boulder on Mountain Project. You wouldnt see it on here otherwise.
Climbing Season For the Contact Station Boulders area.
Weather station 6.6 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Contact Boulder
Mostly Harmless V4 6B Virginia
: Grayson Highlands State Par...
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Sit start same as "Copperhead" (v3) on large jugs with a left heel hook. Move straight up to a solid flake and then out right to a rail/flake. Work your feet to the right and use a heel on the start holds before starting the traverse, moving far right to a flat crimp. Lower your feet down into the crack area before bringing your left hand down to a crimp. From there bump up with your right or go big for the jug on the right side of the crack. The rest is jugs the whole way to the top out. ...[more] Browse More Classics in Virginia