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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.
Climbing Season For the Roanoke/New River/Blacksburg area.
Weather station 3.9 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cascadia
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Inglorious Bastards V8 7B VA
: Roanoke/New River/Blacksbur...
: ... : Cascadia
Probably the proudest line at the Cascades. Tough, easy to get to, straight forward from the start to the finish, and visible by all who pass.When looking at the front, trail facing portion of the roof, this line sitstarts underneath the roof on the right sides, butt on the ground, hands on opposite facing flat sidepulls (compression). Lift up for a big, fun, gratifying latch to a massive jug to start the next sequence.Climb up onto the small holds on the side of the boulders face and commence t...[more] Browse More Classics in VA
Hepler sticking the tough finish to Inglorious.
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
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