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fall in the pass.


An often overlooked climbing area in Virginia.
Plenty of routes for top roping and trad climbing along with bouldering.

Climbs range from 25-100 feet and comprised mainly of sandstone.

As approach the pass the crags are: Castle Rock, Wayside Wall, Undeveloped Wall, Devil's Kitchen, Chambers Ridge and Maury River Wall.

Route names and ratings source: Washington and Lee University Outing Club Guidebook

Getting There 

Once reach Route 39 from I-64 drive for about 17 miles. The road runs nearly parallel to the Maury river and you'll see plenty of parking for river and climbing access.

39 Total Routes

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By Andrew Cassidy
Dec 21, 2011

This place has A LOT of bouldering potential... Let me know if you've found some of it and been hiding it.


By Aaron James Parlier
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Dec 23, 2011

Looks pretty cool!

By yositune
Feb 17, 2014

I've found a handful of other spots along 39 that are great bouldering and short TR (along the hunters trail before the turnoff for Goshen Scout Ranch) and alot around the south side of Lake Merriweather on the north side of the ridge by viewing rock and jump mountain.

Washington and Lee's website is great but without the guidebook I had trouble finding sites. www2.wlu.edu/x21588.xml Hiking upward had a good topo of the maury river trail and the surrounding BSA camps and trails. www.hikingupward.com/OVH/GoshenPassJumpRock/

I chair rock climbing activities for the Boy Scouts in the area, and would love to be in touch with folks on coordinating on trail / route maintenance and development with the BSA.