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Beartree Gap-Old 84 loop
A great loop that offers lots of variety and traverses the Iron Mountain Ridge. Near Chilhowie, Virginia
Rush Creek Loop
A variety of trails in the Rush Creek area of the Iron Mountains. Near Chilhowie, Virginia
Chestnut Ridge
Straight line descending on this trail. Near Chilhowie, Virginia
Rocky Knob Park
Great all-mountain riding in Boone, NC Near Boone, North Carolina
Rocky Branch
A great introduction to the trails at Rocky Knob Park. Near Boone, North Carolina
Boat Rock
A climber's delight. Near Boone, North Carolina
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Southwest Virginia Region Rock Climbing 

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Bountiful boulderfields and crags found throughout the far Southwestern section of Virginia. Appalachia at its finest.

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1,873 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Southwest Virginia Region

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southwest Virginia Region:
Ranger Rick   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 12'   Contact Station Boulders : Ranger Rick Boulder
Cherokee Dihedral   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Picnic Area Boulders : Rock House Boulder
Highland Highball   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Horizon Area : Highland Highball
Warm Up Roof Left   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   The Belly Boulder Area : Warm-Up Boulder
The Hive   V3 6A     Boulder, 14'   1. Overlook Area : Hive Boulder
Indian Outlaw   V3 6A     Boulder, 13'   Picnic Area Boulders : Rock House Boulder
Crazy Horse   V3 6A     Boulder, 17'   Picnic Area Boulders : Rock House Boulder
Periscope   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Contact Station Boulders : Periscope Boulder
Ranger Rick (Sit)   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Contact Station Boulders : Ranger Rick Boulder
Billy Budd   V4 6B     Boulder, 11'   Right Boneyard : Belgrano Blade
Front Man   V5 6C     Boulder    A.V.P. Boulders : A.V.P. Boulder
True Grit   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Contact Station Boulders : True Grit Boulder
Title Fight   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 14'   Title Fight Area : Title Fight Boulder
Thews    V6 7A     Boulder, 11'   Middle Boneyard : Thews Boulder
Horizon Line   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   Horizon Area : Horizon Boulder
Tremor   V6 7A     Boulder   The Corridor & Beyond : Zoloft Boulder
6'-4" Arete   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   McAfee's Knob : Highball Boulders
Rapunzel Syndrome   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Cascadia Area : Cascadia
Moneyshot   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   McAfee's Knob : Roadside
Flying Spaghetti Monster    V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Picnic Area Boulders : Olympus Boulder
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Featured Route For Southwest Virginia Region
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron Parlier before the FA of Inner Beauty 9/10/2...

Inner Beauty V4-5 6B+ Virginia : Southwest Virginia Region : ... : Allegory Boulder
This line may be the best in the field. Exceptionally highball, proud, aesthetic and fun to climb. As good as this one is, be sure you have plenty of pads and spotters before starting the climb!Walk into the dark inner section between the Hell of High Water Boulder and the Allegory Boulder. Follow the arching crack line down from the top, and stand start on the lowest jug side-pulls (the first move off the start should send you into a thinner pocket/slot in the crack).Work up the edges and jugs,...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

Photos of Southwest Virginia Region Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: True Grit (V5), Grayson Highlands State Park VA
True Grit (V5), Grayson Highlands State Park VA
Rock Climbing Photo: "Pastafarian"(V9) in GHSP
"Pastafarian"(V9) in GHSP

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