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Narrowback Mountain Loop
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Shenandoah & NW VA Region Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Rock and crags found in SNP, the Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg area, Luray, and Front Royal areas.

Getting There 

For directions to specific areas, see the area's page.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.4 miles from here

327 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Shenandoah & NW VA Region

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shenandoah & NW VA Region:
Failure to Communicate   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
Raising Arizona   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
Half and Half   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
Anonymous Flake Right   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
I Love Big Jugs   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
Melungian Brotherhood   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
Ass Cannibal   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
The Dobie Gillis Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Old Rag : Skyline Wall (PATC Wall)
The Bulge   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
Pulp Friction   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks
Strawberry Fields   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Old Rag : Reflector Oven
Rainy Day Woman   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   Hidden Rocks : Lower Hidden
Fortis   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
Pure Energy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
Big Balls   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
Bushwhack Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Old Rag : Wall That Dreams Are Made O...
Report to Sickbay   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Old Rag : Reflector Oven
Leading Should Feel This Way   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
Oh My God Dihedral   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Old Rag : Middle God's Area-Left
Sunset Crack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sunset Walls : Lower Sunset Wall
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Featured Route For Shenandoah & NW VA Region
Rock Climbing Photo: Beta photo of When Natural Law Fails

When Natural Law Fails 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13  Virginia : Shenandoah & NW VA Region : ... : Reflector Oven
Climb overhanging crack, move right into large flake. Clip bolt and make difficult traverse right into good crack. Climb crack to roof and follow line of bolts up and to the left. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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