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Submitted By: Aaron Parlier on Dec 20, 2013
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Aaron Parlier on the FA of "Mono-y-Mono"...


Admiral is the rank of the highest naval officers. Since this looks like a wave, a "sinking ship," and is noticeably highball, "Admiral" is a fitting name.

Beautiful and daunting, the Admiral is unquestionably proud. Several fun lines can be found here. This highball has bullet sandstone, and in places many small pebbles. Pockets, crimps, and slopers are some of the features of this block.

Getting There 

Hike down the gated road leading down to Osborne West. Turn left before the Dr. Seuss boulder and head down hill (toward East Osborne). Look for the massive boulders, and you wont miss this one.

Climbing Season

For the Southwest Virginia Region area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For The Admiral
Rock Climbing Photo: Parlier on "Mono-y-Mono"

Mono-y-Mono V7 7A+  Virginia : Southwest Virginia Region : ... : The Admiral
Stand Start (a little left below the apex of the wave) with wide hands spread, left on a pocket at the lip, right on a (left facing) rounded rail. Reach up through two mono-pockets, and then gain the higher rail. From the rail, reach to a jug and trend left through several massive jugs. Top out left of the high top, and finish up to the left. Scramble down the back of the boulder....[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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