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Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on May 6, 2014
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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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Bewegungslehre V3 6A  Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Principia Boulder
Bewegungslehre is German for "teaching motion" or the sports related "laws of motion." Big thanks to Matze Bär and Kai Böttcher's help in developing new BoB boulders while on their road trip across America!To the absolute furthest left of this boulder, find the low, corner jug at the edge to match for the stand start. The low block of "off." Reach to the near right in-cut jug, then cross up to the sloped-but-good rounded feature above. Move right into the long, deep, hollow, massive j...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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