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The Hobbit Hole Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.52472, -77.47414 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: The Hobbit Hole is just to the right of marker 11 ...


The Hobbit Hole has a Richmond area oddity, a roof. Aside from the obvious lip traverse (The Hobbit Traverse), there are not any clear cut boulder problems. Instead, there are an abundance of holds that can be used, or not used, in the making of your own herculean concoctions. Be sure to get those hamstrings warm first, mantling is on the menu.

Getting There 

Parking can be found in the gravel lot on Riverside drive just East of 42nd Street. Follow the trail from the lot until you see the Shark Boulder. From the boulder, head directly downhill, past the spikey stump, and across the trail. The boulder faces the train tracks. If you get lost, find trail marker #11. The boulder is to the right of it when facing the tracks.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.7 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Hobbit Hole

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Hobbit Hole:
The Eye of Sauron   V3 6A     Boulder, 8'   
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Featured Route For The Hobbit Hole
Rock Climbing Photo: This short climb starts in the scoop right above w...

Gimme a Boost V1 5  Virginia : Richmond/Central VA : ... : The Hobbit Hole
The easier of the 2 main mantles on the boulder. Start under the roof on the left pressing into the scoop like you are giving a Samwise Gamgee a lift. Reach back to the lip and mantle....[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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