Dotted Hawthorn on the hike to the highlands
The Horizon Area is in my opinion is the poster child bouldering area for GHSP. This place is beyond picturesque and is what most people who have visited GHSP refer to when speaking of Grayson. Ponies, highball bouldering, and views for miles.
This is not however the best, or most numerous bouldering area (in terms of numbers of problems) that GHSP has to offer, where in several other areas have far more boulders, and are far more accessible than the Highland Area. That being said, you simply have to hike up and boulder in the Highlands at least once during your visit to GHSP.
Hike uphill following specific boulderfield access/directions in the GHSP Bouldering Guidebook, or GHSP's Rakkup Guidebook App
Weather station 5.6 miles from here
37 Total Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
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Event Horizon V8 7B VA
: Grayson Highlands State Par...
: ... : Horizon Boulder
It doesn’t get much prouder than this boulder. This is the stand starts toughest line on the block.This is on the left side of the main face of Horizon, to the left of "Horizon Line " (V5).At the base of the boulder there is a large in-cut gap. To the left of this, look up and find the small quartzite crimps and crystals. Near these look for the best diagonal in-cut crimp rail, and this is the right hand for the stand start to "Event Horizon". I had to stand on two pads to reach the right hand w...[more] Browse More Classics in VA