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Named in honor of Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, a work in three books by Sir Isaac Newton, first published in 1687. The Principia states Newton's laws of motion, forming the foundation of classical mechanics, Newton's law of universal gravitation, and a derivation of the laws of planetary motion. The Principia is "justly regarded as one of the most important works in the history of science".

Needless to say, this is a striking, sweeping, steep boulder resembling (on a smaller scale) the Olympus Boulder in the Picnic Area. While lacking the feature possibilities for the numerous problems found on Olympus, the steep nature and height certainly give you the same reverence.

Getting There 

Above Oz Roof, Golden Gate, and Candy. Below Apex Roof and Wind Rock.

Climbing Season

For the Grayson Highlands State Park area.

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Principia V7-8 7B  Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Principia Boulder
This line is fantastic.At the left end of the front, main, steeply overhung face. Find the high seam, crack, slot and stand start on the lower block.The standard for this problem is to start matched on the obvious block/horn below the main boulder. Use this as feet, but anything "left of the crack/seam" on the low block is strictly "off."Off the block, reach up to the first good in-cut crimp rail, and pull higher to the match-able crimp/flake. Make a harsh gaston far to the left in the seam/slot...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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