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Flag Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.91627, -82.62868 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Aug 18, 2013
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Parlier a few moves in on the FA of "Diamonds...


The boulder problems located at the Pavilion Area of Flag Rock are awesome. While not the most numerous in terms of boulder problems, the close proximity to the campground and Flag Rock Overlook, as well as the quality of climbs, make this a sure "must climb" area on your to-do list. Highball and lowball blocks, steep to vertical faces, and HP40-like slopers can all be found here.

The Flag Rock Recreation Area, also known as “Norton’s Mountain Masterpiece”, rests within 25 developed acres including the Flag Rock Overlook. This park was named after the German immigrant Karl Matuszczyk, who planted an American Flag on this large sandstone outcropping of rock in the 1920’s.

You can get a panoramic view of downtown Norton and the surrounding area from Flag Rock. Numerous picnic tables are scattered throughout the park with two rental shelters that have large covered grill areas, fireplaces, electric and water. Restroom facilities are walking distance of the two covered rental shelters.

Also located at the two rental shelters are playground equipment as well as a field for other recreational activities, Rates for each of these covered shelters are $50.00 per day. Camping facilities are available in both upper and lower campgrounds. Both campgrounds have bathhouses with hot showers. The campsites are available on a first come first serve basis for only $15.00 per night.

For the avid walker, a hiking trail runs from the upper campground to the Norton Reservoir, which is seasonally stocked with rainbow trout.

Getting There 

The Flag Rock Recreation area is located on Rt. 619, Three miles above the City of Norton.

Climbing Season

For the Southwest Virginia Region area.

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Parlier on the start and FA of "Diamonds Are ...

Diamonds Are Forever V8 7B  Virginia : Southwest Virginia Region : ... : Forever Block
Burly and beautiful. At least 14 moves -mostly compression.Sit start at the low pointed base under the steepness. Start with a right hand on the low side-pull jug chunk and a right heel-hook. Your left hand will get the low, meaty jug pinch.Off the start make several harsh compression slaps to side-pulls and flat pinches. Work out the belly to the two, twin compression corners at the lip of the boulder leading to the face. Either work a techy, tension-intensive toe hook into a thin compression s...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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