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Guest River Gorge Rock Climbing 

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Located in Southwestern Virginia outside of Coeburn and just a few miles from the town of Norton. Wonderful routes and stellar bouldering beside the scenic Guest River.

The areas here are listed by order of the mile marker signposts as you reach them from the parking lot. The trail itself is a flat pea gravel biking and walking trail. Just like the VA Creeper Trail, this is a reclaimed railroad bed from an old coal train track. You walk through a dark and interesting old coal train tunnel to access the vast majority of the climbing here.

Getting There 

Follow Highway 72 south for 2.2 miles. The entrance for Guest River Gorge parking lot is on the left just past Flatwoods Group Picnic Area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.6 miles from here

186 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',30],['3 Stars',69],['2 Stars',73],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]

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