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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Narrowback Mountain Loop
Ridge-top riding, progressively built trail, outstanding two mile descent...this loop has it all. Near Bridgewater, Virginia
Tillman West
A newly enhanced trail that is a fantastic descent one way and smooth climb the other. Near Bridgewater, Virginia
Festival Trail
A great ridgeline ride that flows. Near Dayton, Virginia
Big Hollow Heartbreak Hotlap
Start on a sustained steep climb and finish with some technical rock riding. Near Dayton, Virginia
Reddish Knob: Timber Ridge to Wolf Ridge
A Harrisonburg Classic! Pavement climb to Summit of Reddish Knob with a long descent to Tillman Rd. Near Dayton, Virginia
MHP Expressway
The longest of the trails in the park with many twists and turns. Near Staunton, Virginia
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Shenandoah National Park Rock Climbing 


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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

165 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',48],['2 Stars',72],['1 Star',30],['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
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
Rusty Bong   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 70'   Old Rag : Skyline Wall (PATC Wall)
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
Groovy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Old Rag : Summit Crags
Elbows Deep   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   White Oak Canyon : Upper Falls Wall
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
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
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: Bent Tree Area at Little Stony Man with The Shield...

The Shield Direct 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Virginia : Shenandoah National Park : ... : Bent Tree Area
Move up through easy ground to the inside corner with a smooth face to the right. Follow the corner up, passing an old pin at about mid-height. Make a few awkward moves to gain a stance below the roof and place some good gear. Pull the roof (crux) using a thin rail, some finger-locks and a pinch on a block. Small feet but it's all there. Once you gain a stance above the roof, follow the corner directly above (don't go left...more rope drag) and finish up to the top. Vincent Penoso: "I named...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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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...
Rock Climbing Photo: brookie
brookie
Rock Climbing Photo: hmmm...
hmmm...
Rock Climbing Photo: shade
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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