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Pit Boulder Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Sep 11, 2011
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Description 

The Pit Boulder is a massive blocky boulder with many fun and easy-going lines to choose from. The hardest line here is a V3, and the most classic problem on the boulder is a V0 called "Bicentennial Arete".

Getting There 

Walk past the overlook and onto the trail. pass the Overlook Area which spans down past The Hive Boulder and the tiny Foggy Mountain Fin. After the Fin, your basically out of the Overlook Area.

After Overlook, you will walk around a very tight left turn in the trail (30 seconds past the fin) and now you are in the SLS Area.

After the sharp turn, the next feature you will see is MOW, which is a massive double-decker boulder which looks like a huge mouth (use youre imagination... its a large patio boulder with an even larger, steeply inclined roof boulder on top of the patio).

Directly past MOW is another steep boulder which is Alcatraz. The very top nose of Alcatraz is touching the back of MOW. The steep dark overhanging face is where the Escape problems are located.

Stay on the trail as it turns right and the large boulder beside the trail is the Mike-N-Ike Boulder.

Past Mike-N-Ike and look to the left more (immidiatly as you pass Mike)and there will be the Pit Boulder. (This is just before SLS).

Climbing Season

For the Listening Rock Trail area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',5],['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',6],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Pit Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: TJ on the FA of the "Bicentennial Arete"...

Bicentennial Arete V0 4  Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Pit Boulder
TJ McKay sent this one on the 25th of June 2010 and it was GRAYSON HIGHLAND'S 200TH BOULDER PROBLEM!!!! Pit Fall Boulder: Walk down the LRT passing the Mouth-of-Wilson Boulder and the Mike-n-Ike boulder. once you pass the Mike n Ike, look to the left and there will be a boulder just off the trail with a sideways main face. walk to it and you will find that infront of the main face is an ominous, deep, scary pit. back before the pit is the only climbable arete, and it is the Bicentennial Arete......[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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