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Shenandoah National Park Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,709'
Location: 38.2807, -78.6875 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Thank god for national parks.
This national park is no exception.

With Skyline Drive winding 101 miles from Rockfish Gap to Front Royal there is ample climbing available to those who open their eyes and look around...

...plenty of bouldering fields, top rope routes and some of the Virginia classic climbs all within the gentle grip of the park boundaries....


Getting There 

nps.gov/shen/index.htm

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.3 miles from here

166 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',52],['2 Stars',72],['1 Star',27],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',16],['5.7',17],['5.8',20],['5.9',17],['5.10',22],['5.11',21],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',29],['V2-3',5],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Shenandoah National Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shenandoah National Park:
Chimney in a Chimney   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Little Stoney Man Mountain : Lego Block Area
Pure Fun   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Old Rag : Summit Crags
Kopley's Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Little Stoney Man Mountain : Bent Tree Area
Dragon's Back   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Little Stoney Man Mountain : The Dragon Area
The Dobie Gillis Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Old Rag : Skyline Wall (PATC Wall)
Rusty Bong   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 70'   Old Rag : Skyline Wall (PATC Wall)
Chasm Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Old Rag : Reflector Oven
Elbows Deep   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   White Oak Canyon : Upper Falls Wall
The Shield Direct   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Little Stoney Man Mountain : Bent Tree Area
Strawberry Fields   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Old Rag : Reflector Oven
Phil's Solo   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   Sunset Walls : Lower Sunset Wall
Mosaic   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Sunset Walls : Middle Sunset Wall
Oh My God Dihedral   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Old Rag : Middle God's Area-Left
Report to Sickbay   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Old Rag : Reflector Oven
Bushwhack Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Old Rag : Wall That Dreams Are Made O...
Good Friday   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Old Rag : Wall That Dreams Are Made O...
Sunset Crack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sunset Walls : Lower Sunset Wall
Gone Fishing    5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Sunset Walls : Middle Sunset Wall
Don't Pro the Flake Bro   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 190'   Old Rag : Reflector Oven
The The   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Old Rag : Wall That Dreams Are Made O...
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Featured Route For Shenandoah National Park
Rock Climbing Photo: Hutch on Oh My God Dihedral, Old Rag, Virginia, Se...

Oh My God Dihedral 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Virginia : Shenandoah & NW VA Region : ... : Middle God's Area-Left
A short "pitch" to belay at the base of the main corner, then up sweet laybacking butterscotch all the way to the top. Five star pitch. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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The ice climbing practice areas of White Oak Canyo...
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brookie
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hmmm...
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shade
Rock Climbing Photo: winter view from Rockfish Gap area
winter view from Rockfish Gap area
Rock Climbing Photo: just passing thru
just passing thru
Rock Climbing Photo: curl up!
curl up!
Rock Climbing Photo: foggy morning at Rockfish Gap
foggy morning at Rockfish Gap
Rock Climbing Photo: near Calf Mountain...looking south towards Humpbac...
near Calf Mountain...looking south towards Humpbac...
Rock Climbing Photo: ah...spring in the mountains
ah...spring in the mountains

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