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Boneyard Area  


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Submitted By: Aaron James Parlier on Dec 21, 2009
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Description 

The trail through Middle and Left Boneyard is complete!

This massive area is home to some of the best of the best in Grayson Highlands State Park. The Boneyard is an expansion of boulders resting on the mountain side to the right of AVP. The boulderfield is separated into three different sub-areas; The Left Boneyard(LB), Middle Boneyard(MB), and the Right Boneyard (RB). The boulders here are spread out just enough so that even if the areas are crowded it will still feel like you own the place.

The stone here is varied but for the majority you will find that the Metaconglomerate sandstone is pretty sharp. The boneyard in this respect also has its fare share of slopey, desperate top-outs and forearm pumping pinches.

This is an area set away from everyone else except for those who are actively looking to climb and a place that will easily challenge someone climbing at any grade level.

Be sure to scope out more information, videos, pictures, and problem description on GHSP Bouldering: graysonhighlandsbouldering.com...


Getting There 

Leave out of GHSP and turn right. Find the pull off on the left and head uphill following specific boulderfield access/directions in the GHSP Bouldering Guidebook, or GHSP's Rakkup Guidebook App. If this parking is crowded keep driving to Left Boneyard/AVP. If that is all filled, turn around and drive into GHSP for hundreds of other boulders. Donít be a jerk and help maintain continued boulderfield access please!

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.8 miles from here

198 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',31],['2 Stars',83],['1 Star',81],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',20],['V2-3',93],['V4-5',60],['V6-7',20],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Boneyard Area:
Thews    V6 7A     Boulder, 11'   Middle Boneyard : Thews Boulder
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Monica pulling through moves on "Pistol Grip ...

Pistol Grip Pump V5 6C  VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Rage Boulders
A new classic GHSP line.Tall, steep, proud, and tons of fun.On the right blade, this line climbs the most prominent arÍte.Sit start matched on the detached block at the base of the boulder. Reach up to slopey pinch rails on the main boulder and trend left with the arÍte, using the detached starting block for feet.Link into the big jug at the arÍte corner and continue up past a slopey side-pull and crimpy knob to work into the top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

Photos of Boneyard Area Slideshow Add Photo
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, ...
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, ...
Lanie Alfaro on "Robot Love" (v-1+). Cuo...
Lanie Alfaro on "Robot Love" (v-1+). Cuo...
Steve on "Last Action Hero" (V6) in the ...
Steve on "Last Action Hero" (V6) in the ...
Lanie Alfaro on "Robot Love" (v-1+). Cuo...
Lanie Alfaro on "Robot Love" (v-1+). Cuo...
Calcutta Crack, Equinox Boulder
Calcutta Crack, Equinox Boulder
The Cap-Gun Boulder
The Cap-Gun Boulder
Shane Messer with the FA of "Gunslinger"...
Shane Messer with the FA of "Gunslinger"...
Shane Messer on "Smooth Criminal" (V-7) ...
Shane Messer on "Smooth Criminal" (V-7) ...
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, ...
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, ...
Aaron Parlier with the second ascent of "Thew...
Aaron Parlier with the second ascent of "Thew...
Tyler on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, G...
Tyler on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, G...
Aaron Parlier on "Submarine" (V-5) on th...
Aaron Parlier on "Submarine" (V-5) on th...
Shane Messer on "O.A" (V-7). cap gun bou...
Shane Messer on "O.A" (V-7). cap gun bou...
Aaron Parlier on "River Patrol" on the R...
Aaron Parlier on "River Patrol" on the R...
Melanie on "Riverboat Prow" (V2)
Melanie on "Riverboat Prow" (V2)
Aaron Parlier on "Down Tempo" on the Tem...
Aaron Parlier on "Down Tempo" on the Tem...
Steve on "Harder Than Most" (V2) in the ...
Steve on "Harder Than Most" (V2) in the ...
Travis Melin going for it on "Billy Budd"...
Travis Melin going for it on "Billy Budd"...
Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Sweet Cherr...
Aaron James Parlier on the FA of "Sweet Cherr...
Steve Lovelace trying the start to the "Midni...
Steve Lovelace trying the start to the "Midni...
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, ...
Sheila on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, ...
Steve Lovelace on "Time Travel" (V-2) in...
Steve Lovelace on "Time Travel" (V-2) in...
Tyler on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, G...
Tyler on "Atrophy" (V5), Mid Boneyard, G...
Philip Yates in a terribly over contrasted photo, ...
Philip Yates in a terribly over contrasted photo, ...

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By Michael Plesser
Sep 28, 2013
how long after rain is grayson climbable?
By Aaron James Parlier
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From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Sep 28, 2013
The highlands, maybe 2 hours. LRT half a day, all other areas a day or more... It all involves the fog and mist inherent in higher elevation regions of Appalachia. With heavy fog the moisture can persist for several days. The fall season is pretty nice however. Hope this helps!