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Elevation: 1,500'
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Submitted By: geomark on Apr 10, 2009
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Description 

I recently moved to Pikeville, KY because of a job. I NEED somewhere to climb and began looking. I found out about some climbing in this park on the internet and went to take a look being only ~35 min away. Ranger told me how to get to a developed area. I looked around and saw about 8-10 sport routs and a few trad lines on a hard light colored sandstone. Not sure of the bolt quality. Also some toprope areas. Looks like 5.7 - 5.11?? A lot of room for development. Ranger spoke of wanting more climbing in the park! Will update this area when i get some climbing in. Need a partner.


Getting There 

Breaks Interstate Park is on the Kentucky, Virgina state line. Park in the State Line overlook parking area. Follow fence from overlook to the left. Where fence ends, head down through narrow gap and follow slope to right and you can't miss it. 10 min from truck.


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good clean boulder with about 15 degree steepness.

Trail head V-easy 3 PG13  VA : Breaks Interstate Park
Start with left hand on jug right hand on crimp. Throw up with your right to a good rail. Match the rail. Left hand up to a sloper and right to big crimp. Left to the top and top out. Walk off....[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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nearing the park from Elkhorn City.
nearing the park from Elkhorn City.
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By a.foster
Jun 27, 2009

A friend and I climbed a couple of bolted routes off the River Trail in the park (see visitor's center for a full map of trails) The bolts were in good shape, but the routes hadn't been climbed much. Watch out for the quality of the rock, as we had holds brake off quite a few times.

By Kylie Schmidt
Oct 18, 2012

Recently climbed there--bolts were rusted but we're still alive and they all seemed solid. Would like to know who bolted these and when they were bolted though. I don't think we're supposed to climb in a state park though....woopsie :)

By B2 Mathisen
Mar 15, 2013

Kylie,
My name is Brad. My fiance and I hike and climb at the break fairly often. We are from Norton Va and are always looking for climbing partners. Where are you from? Would you be interesting in meeting up to climb sometime?

By Adam Bankston
May 27, 2013

I would mos def be down to climb with you all. I'm about an hr from the breaks in Williamson, WV. Comment back or shoot me an email geobanko@gmail.com. Peace