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Shenandoah National Park

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Bald Ridge Trail
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Wild Oak N.R.T. (716)
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Timber Ridge Trail (431)
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Hankey Mountain Road
Gated doubletrack road from North River Campground to Hankey Mountain Near Bridgewater, Virginia
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Shenandoah National Park Rock Climbing 


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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

152 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',44],['2 Stars',61],['1 Star',28],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',16],['5.7',16],['5.8',21],['5.9',15],['5.10',21],['5.11',20],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',13],['V2-3',24],['V4-5',1],['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:
Lego Block   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Little Stoney Man Mountain : Lego Block Area
Piton Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 65'   Old Rag : Skyline Wall (PATC Wall)
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)
Chasm Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Old Rag : Reflector Oven
Rusty Bong   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 70'   Old Rag : Skyline Wall (PATC Wall)
Groovy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Old Rag : Summit Crags
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
Report to Sickbay   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Old Rag : Reflector Oven
Oh My God Dihedral   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Old Rag : Middle God's Area-Left
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...
Banana Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   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
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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The The 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  VA : Shenandoah National Park : ... : Wall That Dreams Are Made O...
Say goodbye to your knuckle-skin! The hardman tick of the state. You gotta drive to NC to find better crack than this! May or may not have anchors added up top; I heard they were installed by a Cville guy a while ago. Tape helps. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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Rock Climbing Photo: The ice climbing practice areas of White Oak Canyo...
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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