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God's Thumb Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Aug 18, 2013
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God's Thumb is one of the most eye catching features in the area. A large chicken head protrusion that looks like a huge "thumb" or a turtle surfacing out of the water. Whatever you relate it too, its impressive.

Getting There 

To the left of Danger Block, on the upper tier.

Climbing Season

For the Southwest Virginia Region area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Plastron Ga...

Plastron Gaston V3-4 6A+  Virginia : Southwest Virginia Region : ... : God's Thumb
This short but beautiful line is a must do! -Some say this feature looks like a surfacing turtle in the water. The underside of a turtle's shell is called the plastron, hence the problem name.Stand start low on opposing side-pulls. Move up and right to another side-pull, and follow through to a thin crimp gaston overhead. Work higher onto the "turtles neck" and gaston the "head of the turtle" at the flatter section.U...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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