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Sail Block 
Shrinking Arete (AKA Shadow Cast) Boulder 
Tulip Boulder 

Shadow Cast Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Feb 27, 2013
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Okay, so this area only has two listed boulders in it... but it is right in-between Pyramid and Contrast Areas and I think it can stand alone here. Also the Sail Boulder will make the third if someone is burly and ambitious enough to put something up...

Getting There 

Walk past the Pyramid Area and keep watch to the right side of the trail towards the creek. As the trail make a slight bend you will see the top of a steep boulder. This is Shadowcast. Up and to the left is a smaller, nothing looking boulder on the hill. Once you get up there it is actully pretty cool (Tulip Boulder). If you are feeling strong and ambitious, head on up the hill and look for the blank, small block in the drainage. This is the Sail Boulder.

Climbing Season

For the Cascades Bouldering area.

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Shrinking Arête (AKA Shadow Cast) V6-7 7A+  Virginia : Southwest Virginia Region : ... : Shrinking Arete (AKA Shadow...
First done in 2004 by Philip Mothena and Edward Lyman. We now know that these crushers called it Shrinking Arête. Sit start and the low right edge of the arête on the small block at the base. Use the low side-pull and far right foot at the low right side of the base. Lurch up and right to a pocket or higher sloper. Follow the low side of the arête to the top where you will negotiate the crimp rail. Swing feet left once on the crimp rail to a distant left foot hold and commence the tricky top ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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