Ross on "Inglorious"
If you live in the Blacksburg Area and like to boulder than there is no reason not to come to the Cascades at least once. The biggest reason in my opinion is for this boulder in particular (there are several other amazing boulders and a kickass waterfall, but the Cascadia Boulder is SO CLOSE!)...
The Cascadia Boulder is literally 2 minutes worth of level and downhill walking from the parking-lot, and it offers v2, v5, v7/8, and v11 potential... All the while being in a scenic forest and stream-side setting. Whats not to love?
This boulder has two short vertical sides and a front with an 8-9 foot vertical roof. Solid landing...
Park. Get paddage on your back. Walk up the trail for 1.5-2 minutes. Look down the hill by the stream on your right at the massive boulder. Connect the dots.
Weather station 3.9 miles from here
12 Total Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Inglorious V5 6C VA
: Cascades Bouldering
: ... : Cascadia
So much fun!When looking at the trail-facing roof, this problem climbs the right blunt arete.Stand start under the arete with a left hand under the roof on a left facing flat sidepull and a right hand on a small slopey lip at the base of the arete corner. Heel hook up on a rail with your right heel.Bump up onto the massive bulbous sloper feature and work into the small crimps. Negotiate to the top.(Your doing something wrong if you need to go left or scrub anymore than whats clean... climb strai...[more] Browse More Classics in VA
From: Roanoke, VA La Crosse, WI
Feb 10, 2012
Good work aaron! This boulder is really excellent, worth the visit for sure. Hopefully another one soon!
By Jay Shultis
From: Blacksburg VA
Apr 2, 2012
This looks great guys! I have never been to the Cascades when it was dry enough to climb! Looking forward to checking this out when I move back to the 'burg next month!
By Aaron James Parlier
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Apr 2, 2012
Cool Jay, let me know what you think