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Harrisonburg and NW VA Rock Climbing 


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Rock and crags found in Harrisonburg, Luray, and Front Royal areas.

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Weather station 6.4 miles from here

116 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Harrisonburg and NW VA

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Harrisonburg and NW VA:
Failure to Communicate   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
Raising Arizona   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
Anonymous Flake Right   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
Melungian Brotherhood   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
Ass Cannibal   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
I Love Big Jugs   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
Half and Half   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
Pulp Friction   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
The Bulge   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
Bird Shit Overhang   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Indian Graves Ridge : IGR East side
Psoriasis   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Crescent Rocks : Right Sector
Crescent Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Crescent Rocks : Washington Wall
Premature Ecrakulation   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Indian Graves Ridge : IGR East side
Snowblower   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Hidden Rocks : Lower Hidden
Rainy Day Woman   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   Hidden Rocks : Lower Hidden
Pure Energy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
Fortis   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
Foops   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
Big Balls   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
Leading Should Feel This Way   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
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Adam Kopley Memorial Route 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Virginia : Harrisonburg and NW VA : ... : Buzzard Rocks
This route is dedicated to Adam Kopley, who died in a climbing accident on April 6, 2012 during when Mark was developing this route. This route starts out fairly easy at a short vertical crack on the left side of the slab. There is some lichen here, but all of the holds are clean. Work your way up to a very short side pull crack. Although you could put in a cam here, it is not needed since a bolt is right above. From here the climb becomes a friction-fest, but is well protected until a right-ten...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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