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Location: 37.35968, -80.58911 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Feb 27, 2013
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Sarene on "Lightning Mcqueen", Contrast ...

Description 

This boulderfield holds some phenomenal problems and rock quality and is well worth the short, but steep, hike up through the jumbled and rocky hillside. Good landings, fun lines, and plenty to choose from (projects too).

Getting There 

Walk on past the Pyramid Area, and the Shadowcast Area. Once past Shadowcast, look for the small cube like block off of the left side of the trail. This marks where you can start hiking up hill (there are good but vague paths to take but I won’t try to describe them. Just go for it) to the boulder-ish looking area on the hillside. The large boulder with the long steep face is contrast. The leaning, thin boulder/blocks are the pillars.

Climbing Season

For the Cascades Bouldering area.

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',9],['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',2],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',1],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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If you climb in this grade range I recommend checking this one out. Sit start on the rim of the downhill, overhung section. Match the crimps on the orange, grooved rail on the lip. Climb up and left to the nice juggy top. A heel hook off the start on the left side helps!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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