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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.

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1,596 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',92],['3 Stars',437],['2 Stars',644],['1 Star',353],['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: Fulgora V8.

Fulgora V8 7B  Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Olympus Boulder
SDS on the very bottom of the crack on a nice big starting edge. Stay in the crack all the way out to the lip. First two moves are the crux....the bottom seeps a little bit for a day or so after a good rain.-The big start hold that made this line a v7 in 2010 totally broke off a few months afterward. This line was re-sent summer of 2012 and the first 2 crux moves make it v8ish-...[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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