Sunset Area Rock Climbing
Aaron Parlier on Sunset Arête
This place is beautiful. It offers endless views, cool mornings and afternoons, a near constant breeze, and boulders to satisfy any taste. There are steep faces and slabs, lowballs and some of the highest concentration of thrilling highballs in the park.
This is also one of the furthest hikes in the park, taking around 30min to get to, but the views will occupy you time as you make the walk.
Once you get up to the Sunset Area, you will have the massive Sunset Boulder, the Lava Boulder, the Massie Boulder, and the Wilburn Waters Boulder to climb.
Plan to make visiting this area and the Horizon Area last all day, as you will likely end up staying there and enjoying the setting as much as the bouldering itself.
Follow specific boulderfield access/directions in the GHSP Bouldering Guidebook, or GHSP's Rakkup Guidebook App
Climbing Season For the Highlands area.
Weather station 6.1 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Sunset Area
Braveheart V2 5+ Virginia
: Grayson Highlands State Par...
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Braveheart:This thing is terrifying, huge, and so so good... Once you move past the upper 1/3, you have to finish.Locate the large, prominent triangle/pyramid type feature on the front, massive face. there are two opposite ramps that make either side of the triangle/pyramid... this line climbs the left side ramp.Start low on the massive bucket jug at the left of the left facing ramp. scale up the left side via the crack system. The feet make the low crux as you work up the ramp.Reach the ...[more] Browse More Classics in Virginia
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Jul 13, 2015
Get a guide book if you are planning to come out here. The Horizon area is easy to figure out, but in the warmer months there are just so many damn bushes and leafy trees near the Sunset area it can be hard to figure out which boulders people actually climb and which boulders just look pretty.