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Elevation: 2,605'
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 ...


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]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sarene on the start to "Lightning Mcqueen&quo...

Lightning Mcqueen V3 6A  Virginia : Southwest Virginia Region : ... : Contrast Boulder
Lightning Mcqueen is trickier than it looks, and slopers are the name of the game here.This is below a seam that can often be dirty or wet during a period of frequent rains. Have a toothbrush handy just in case the holds are a little dirty.On the middle of the downhill-most face you will find a low obvious jug to sit start matched on.pick up to get a good right heel hook and climb through the slopers above using a right hand crimp side pull along the way. This will lead you into more slopers at ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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