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Luminary Area Rock Climbing 

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One of the more spectacular boulders in GHSP is located here, alongside several other great boulders and blocks.

Getting There 

New Trail! Thanks to the hard work, dedication and passion from the volunteers of the GHSP Bouldering & Stewardship Weekend (2017) and the Central Appalachia Climbers Coalition we now have a nice climber access trail into the awesome Luminary Bouldering Area.
The easiest way to the Luminary Area is to walk down the back side of the Listening Rock Trail (not the start of the trail with the wooden overlook, but the trail head that is normally the exit of the loop trail which is at the corner of the lower parking lot). Walk down the trail and pass the trail’s end boulder and the Wildwood Bouldering Trail.
The trail into the Luminary Area when walking in from the LRT in this direction is at the start, just before the first boulder at the Autumn Boulders. There is a large boulder directly beside the trail at the Autumn Boulders (trailside) and the start of the Luminary access trail is just before it leading downhill. Walk down the stone steps and follow the trail, the first boulder you will come to is Equinox.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

36 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Luminary Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Luminary Area:
Welcome Home   V1 5     Boulder, 25'   Luminary Boulder
Never Have I Ever   V5 6C     Boulder, 19'   Equinox Boulder
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Featured Route For Luminary Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Never Have I Ever (left of the 13ft ladder and in ...

Never Have I Ever V5 6C  Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Equinox Boulder
Could be 3 stars...Start low on the left side of the main face of Equinox. Find the low, thin crimp rails and follow them up through more (the crux is a cross-over through exceedingly tiny crimps) crimps and get to the top (Which are jugs and are the only non-crimp holds that the problem offers (Gotta love a GHSP finish!) at almost 20ft up....[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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