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Little Stoney Man Mountain Rock Climbing 

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A nice crag in Central District of SNP.
Possible to top rope, trad or free solo.

If top roping make sure to bring plenty of webbing and/or static cord d/t anchors being a toss up.

For a GREAT resource on climbing this great piece of rock PATC has issued a free online guide

Getting There 

Located around Mile Post 39...easiest to enter SNP from Thorton Gap entrance and drive south.
Then hike south on the A.T for about 0.5 mile and you'll reach cliff area.

Climbing Season

For the Shenandoah National Park area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Little Stoney Man Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Little Stoney Man Mountain:
Lego Block   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Lego Block Area
Chimney in a Chimney   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Lego Block Area
Kopley's Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Bent Tree Area
Dragon's Back   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Dragon Area
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Rock Climbing Photo: Bent Tree Area at Little Stony Man with The Shield...

The Shield Direct 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Virginia : Shenandoah National Park : ... : Bent Tree Area
Move up through easy ground to the inside corner with a smooth face to the right. Follow the corner up, passing an old pin at about mid-height. Make a few awkward moves to gain a stance below the roof and place some good gear. Pull the roof (crux) using a thin rail, some finger-locks and a pinch on a block. Small feet but it's all there. Once you gain a stance above the roof, follow the corner directly above (don't go left...more rope drag) and finish up to the top. Vincent Penoso: "I named...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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By John Ely
From: DC
Nov 15, 2012
As of yesterday (11/14/12), the NPS is planning to restrict access to Little Stoney Man for climbing!! Contact the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club for details, and get involved if you care about climbing here!
By Andy Weinmann
From: Silver Spring, MD
Sep 30, 2013
The old PATC-MS website has been moved. The guide is now available here:
By jmicher
From: Silver Spring, MD and Pittsbur
Jun 22, 2015
Looks like most of Little Stoney Man is now closed, but it's not clear from the diagrams exactly which routes may be open still...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stoney Man Closing
Stoney Man Closing
By Edwin B
Jun 22, 2015
Fortunately, most of the climbing is still open at LSM. It's possible NOC Area and perhaps Dragon Area are affected by the recent changes, but I haven't been there recently to check (my understanding is there's some signage?). The northern boulder areas has been closed for quite some time. I believe there was mention to harden the Chute Trail in the final Rock Outcrop Management Plan that was published. Perhaps things will change after that happens.

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