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Arrow Boulder Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Aaron James Parlier on Mar 30, 2011

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This is the first small cluster that you will reach along the trail once you reach the knob. This areas namesake comes from (I have to assume) the bright trail marker arrow that is painted there (and not some historic Native American/Colonizer battle involving an arrow in some way... which would be awesome...)

Anyway, this area is small, slopey, and a perfect place to stop and rest after walking all of your extra calories off for the past hour and a half.

Getting There 

To get here, prepare for a all uphill 3.5 mile hike with your gear.

Hike for an hour and a half and this is the first spot you will come to on the trail that is after the fire road.

Climbing Season

For the McAfee's Knob area.

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Working on Slip and Slide.

Slip and Slide V1 5  VA : Roanoke/New River/Blacksbur... : ... : Drop Zone Boulder
Sit start and work with the left hand up the face and crack and right up the arete. Tricky topout through the little offwidth crack is the crux. Chicken-wing the crack and find a good spot on the slopper to gain access to the top. I call this "Slip and Slide" because there is only about 2.5 feet of path behind you and then a slanted hill, so if you pop off from the top you might roll down the hill. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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