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Pale Morning Dun (Stand) 

Mayfly Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Apr 16, 2011


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Aaron Parlier climbing "Pale Morning Dun"...


A perfectly picturesque riverside boulder. This boulder has one of the absolute best photo opportunities on the whole trail.

As you ride down the trail, you will come to Trestle #40. If you want to check out the boulder before deciding whether or not to go to it, ride across 40 and look across the creek. this is the larger boulder wit the slightly overhung, pointy top.

There could still be a sit start to the stand I did, and possibly a short/mantle line as well.

More or less this is just a fantastic photo stop. The problem wouldn't be very good if the setting weren't amazing.

Getting There 

To get to Mayfly, go off the creeper to the right, before crossing the trestle. there is a small fisherman's trail to follow beside of the creek bank. follow this, and push through a small Laurel thicket and you will walk upon it. I FAd the stand when the creek was quite high, and there was still ample pad area... unless your bouldering in a flood you should be fine.

Climbing Season

For the Southwest Virginia Region area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

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A Pale Morning Dun is a fly sometimes used by anglers while fly fishing. Ask any of the fly fishermen you pass on the trail to see what a pale morning dun looks like and Im sure they would oblige... I had a fly fisherman ask me why I had my pool table on my back last time I boulderbiked the Creeper (referring to my crashpad of course...)When you walk up to the boulder, the first side you will approach is the side you climb. the slightly angled, pointy topped side. Stand start, left hand on the f...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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