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Crabtree Falls Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.85019, -79.07727 View Map  Incorrect?
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A very popular area for moderate ice climbing multipitch.

The falls consist of a series of cascading waterfalls that get bigger as you go up (the last two falls being the tallest). Excellent ice for lead climbing and toprope.

Getting There 

Directions to trailhead: If you're coming from I-81, take exit 205 towards Steeles Tavern. Turn left on to Route 11 and then a quick right to head East on VA-56. Follow this past the Blue Ridge Parkway. After a few more miles, you'll see signs for the parking area of Crabtree Falls. The parking lot loops around and you will see the trailhead and map near the restroom facilities.

Climbing Season

For the Shenandoah & NW VA Region area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Gus following Mark's lead on one of the larger...

Standard Route (no name) WI3  Virginia : Shenandoah & NW VA Region : ... : Crabtree Falls
There are endless variations to climb here, especially when conditions are fat. If conditions allow it, you can essentially start climbing at the first fall (approx. 100 yds from the parking lot), and follow the stream all the way up, climbing each fall as you go.Depending on the chosen line and the conditions, the difficulty can range from easy WI2- to steep WI3+*CAUTION*Some of the pools along the creek are deceptively deep, especially in the "canyon" like areas ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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