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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Left Side

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 (1)

Trad, TR, 40'

VA : Rapp Rocks

Jan 7, 2011

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Alum Springs

VA

Feb 18, 2011

Rapp Rocks

VA

Jan 3, 2011

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Don't follow the Loop Trail up the stairs; instead...

Don't follow the Loop Trail up the stairs; instead stay straight and walk to the right of the large tree to find the Upper Access Trail.

VA : Roanoke River Gorge (RoRG),...

Dec 2, 2012

To reach the lower trail:  Climb over the edge of ...

To reach the lower trail: Climb over the edge of the "Pedestrian Overlook" and around the front to reach the river bank. There is a small gulley with a piece of cordellete installed to he

VA : Roanoke River Gorge (RoRG),...

Dec 1, 2012

I hope this photo helps clarify the directions for...

I hope this photo helps clarify the directions for getting to the crag: Take a left at this fork to reach the lower trail Take a right to reach the upper trail.

VA : Roanoke River Gorge (RoRG),...

Dec 1, 2012

The stairs leading to the cliff.

The stairs leading to the cliff.

VA : Alum Springs

Feb 18, 2011

Sign along the trail.

Sign along the trail.

VA : Alum Springs

Feb 18, 2011

The gatehouse:  WELCOME TO ALUM SPRINGS PARK  Hour...

The gatehouse: WELCOME TO ALUM SPRINGS PARK Hour of Operation ----------------- Daily: 7 AM - 8 PM Winter hours: 10 AM - 5 PM

VA : Alum Springs

Feb 18, 2011

Driving across the creek.

Driving across the creek.

VA : Alum Springs

Feb 18, 2011

Looking down the length of the Alum Springs boulde...

Looking down the length of the Alum Springs bouldering wall.

VA : Alum Springs

Feb 18, 2011

Short scramble to the top of the main face.

Short scramble to the top of the main face.

VA : Rapp Rocks

Jan 3, 2011

View of the river from the base of the main face.

View of the river from the base of the main face.

VA : Rapp Rocks

Jan 3, 2011

The second face, "Little General."

The second face, "Little General."

VA : Rapp Rocks

Jan 3, 2011

The main face, using my dog for scale.

The main face, using my dog for scale.

VA : Rapp Rocks

Jan 3, 2011

The Schnoz.

The Schnoz.

VA : Rapp Rocks

Jan 3, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: VA : Roanoke River Gorge (RoRG),...
By: Eric Ball When: Dec 1, 2012

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Comments: I'd just like to clarify the directions to the access trails:

To reach the upper access trail:
- Go down the trail from the parking lot and hang a right until you pass under the bridge.
- Take a RIGHT at the fork, following signs for the "Loop Trail"
- Follow the loop trail over a small bridge and stay left until you pass another bridge.
- A few yards from the second bridge there will be a small staircase and trail will start to loop back around: do not follow it.
- Instead, walk around... more >>


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Left Side 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

VA : Rapp Rocks