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Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on May 26, 2012
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You have to check this one out.

The rock in the Highlands was formed a rift that allowed volcanic magma to surge upward. As the massive mountains that once were the Appalachian chain eroded, this harder rock remained protruding from the earth... and now we get to climb on it.

These rocks are light grey and weathered. The stone is super skin friendly, so after a day or two of pulling on the aggressive stone lower in forest areas in GHSP this is very welcomed.

Expect slopey dishes, jugs, and massive rounded pockets here. Most lines on LAVA are tall to medium in height and from V0-v3...

Getting There 

Walking from Horizon toward Sunset, veer left before sunset and follow the pony trail. The Lava boulder is on your right.

Climbing Season

For the Highlands area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Lava Boulder

Pedestal V0 4  Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Lava Boulder
Awesome and easy:This one is (from the furthest left arête) to the right of the second deep groove/crack/seam. Look for the high flat pedestal jug portion to walk up onto to begin the stand start.Once standing on the pedestal portion, begin the climb with the starting shallow jug seam. Climb up roughly 20+ feet to the top through awesome holds....[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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