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1. Overlook Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,926'
Location: 36.62279, -81.50167 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Sep 11, 2011
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A snowy Hive on the 26th of October, 2013


This is the LRT's most visited area. The approach is hard to match and the boulders are fantastic. With classics like Tigerside, Beastmaker, Strength Of One, Abyss, The Hive, Honeycomb, and a perfect Warm-Up Wall to get loosened up on... Whats not to love?

The lookout offers visitors a taste of the Highlands, and the boulders start directly beside of it. The Bil-lingual boulder is the first fun problem you will come to from the lookout, and the line of boulders stretch on from there. Either walk on the trail which will lead you directly to "The Room" where you will find the Tiger Boulder and the Beast Boulder, or hug the line of boulders facing the road for lines like Abyss and Strength In Numbers and Strength Of One.

The Hive, Warm-Up Wall, Space Boulder, Foggy Mountain Fin, and the Kung-Fu Boulder are located past the Beast & Tiger Boulders.


Getting There 

Follow specific boulderfield access/directions in the GHSP Bouldering Guidebook, or GHSP's Rakkup Guidebook App

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

58 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',28],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 1. Overlook Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 1. Overlook Area:
The Hive   V3 6A     Boulder, 14'   Hive Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: "Beastmaker" (v7) follows the left arete...

Beastmaker V7 7A+  Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Beast Boulder
Classic! Start out from the sit, with half of your body under the arête, feet squeezing the belly of the boulder. Your hands will be on either side as well, left hand on the bottom-most small slot, right hand on the jug ledge. Move up along the arête staying to the left (moving right is the problem called "Man-Child) and climbing the tall side of the boulder until the highest point. Reach to the right to gain a good small knob and heel hook out right to mantle over the arête....[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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