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Sunset Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Administrators: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Feb 21, 2011
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Aaron Parlier on Sunset Arête


This boulder is big and beautiful.

As you hike up from the Massey gap parking area, this area sneaks up on you. you can actually walk past this area if you aren't paying attention even though it is literally just off the trail.

The Sunset Boulder is massive. At its tallest point Sunset could be considered a super highball/free solo.

Getting There 

Walk past the Horizon area and stay on the trail for a few minutes and pass the Highland Highball. You will walk through smaller blocks and rocks, and through the open areas. As you trend up another small uphill grade, notice the upraised land and large rocky feature. this is the back of the Sunset Boulder.

Climbing Season

For the Highland Bouldering Area area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

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As you walk past the Highlands Highball, stay on the trail and walk for a short distance to the next set of rocky outcroppings in the close distance. As you walk up to the outcroppings, look to the left and an inclined, tall, highball face comes into view. This problem is the closest climbable line to the trail. It follows the arête edge to the first top point along the line and tops out there. Stand start, using the big hollow jug hand above your head. Heel hook and follow the long jug crack/r...[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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