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Sugar Hollow Park Loop
An incredibly fun loop to guide you through the majority of the trails at Sugar Hollow Park. Near Bristol, Virginia
Emerald Outback Loop - Beech Mountain
The highest MTB trail system east of the Rockies! Near Banner Elk, North Carolina
Virginia Creeper Trail - Damascus to Whitetop
Picturesque cruising in southwest Virginia. Near Glade Spring, Virginia
Iron Mountain Out-and-Back
A ridgeline out-and-back in Southern Virginia. Near Glade Spring, Virginia
Beartree Gap
Solid access to the IMT ridgeline. Near Chilhowie, Virginia
Beartree Gap-Old 84 loop
A great loop that offers lots of variety and traverses the Iron Mountain Ridge. Near Chilhowie, Virginia
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Southwest Virginia Rock Climbing 

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Boulderfields and crags found throughout the far Southwestern section of Virginia. From the high Appalachian summits around Grayson Highlands and Mount Rogers to the deep valleys and steep ridges of the coal fields, the choices are practically endless.

Check out Graysonhighlandsbouldering for more photos, videos, problems, the guidebook, maps, park info and upcoming events.

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1,604 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',94],['3 Stars',441],['2 Stars',648],['1 Star',351],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Southwest Virginia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southwest Virginia:
Slabacious   V0 4     Boulder   Horizon Area : Highland Highball
Ranger Rick   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 12'   Contact Station Boulders : Ranger Rick Boulder
Cherokee Dihedral   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Picnic Area : Rock House Boulder
Welcome Home   V1 5     Boulder, 25'   Luminary Area : Luminary Boulder
Highland Highball   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Horizon Area : Highland Highball
Crazy Horse   V3 6A     Boulder, 17'   Picnic Area : Rock House Boulder
The Hive   V3 6A     Boulder, 14'   1. Overlook Area : Hive Boulder
Periscope   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Contact Station Boulders : Periscope Boulder
Indian Outlaw   V3 6A     Boulder, 13'   Picnic Area : Rock House Boulder
Billy Budd   V4 6B     Boulder, 11'   Right Boneyard : Belgrano Blade
Ranger Rick (Sit)   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Contact Station Boulders : Ranger Rick Boulder
True Grit   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Contact Station Boulders : True Grit Boulder
Front Man   V5 6C     Boulder    A.V.P. Boulders : A.V.P. Boulder
Athos Arete   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Picnic Area : Olympus Boulder
Horizon Line   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   Horizon Area : Horizon Boulder
Thews    V6 7A     Boulder, 11'   Middle Boneyard : Thews Boulder
Flying Spaghetti Monster    V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Picnic Area : Olympus Boulder
Parlier's Problem   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'    A.V.P. Boulders : A.V.P. Boulder
Frites & Cassoulet    V8 7B     Boulder, 9'   Picnic Area : Olympus Boulder
Lifestyles   V9 7C     Boulder    A.V.P. Boulders : A.V.P. Boulder
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Featured Route For Southwest Virginia
Rock Climbing Photo: Parlier on the FA

Holy Moly V3 6A  Virginia : Southwest Virginia : ... : Holy Moly Boulder
This is the prominent line for this boulder thanks to the striking, massive hueco high and center face.Below the "Big Hole" stand start above the low sandy undercling in the positive, smaller, diagonal rails. Use the pockets to gain higher underclings which give way to gaining the "Holy Moly Hole" high on the boulder. Move from the enormous pocket feature to the very top to top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

Photos of Southwest Virginia 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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