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Luminary Area Rock Climbing 


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Description 

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

For the Grayson Highlands State Park area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

36 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',11],['V2-3',6],['V4-5',8],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',1],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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
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Featured Route For Luminary Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyler on the FA!

Key To The Castle V8-9 7B+  Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Luminary Boulder
Probably over 20ft of climbing but the steep face into the lip encounter (at 10ft) encompass the grade, the rest of the climb has sweet, sweet low grade knobs and slab walking.On the main side of the boulder (with Welcome Home and Dances With Wolves) find the left facing crescent feature.Sit start to the low and right of the crescent feature on the nice, long, flat rail. Toss up to pinch the feature (note the thumb catch) and negotiate the crescent rail to the top incut hold. Toss to the sloper ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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