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Horizon Boulder  


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Submitted By: Aaron James Parlier on Oct 24, 2010
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Description 

If there had to be one and only one boulder to serve as the poster boulder for GHSP, this one would have my vote.

This massive block is as aesthetic and striking as it gets. This proud boulder sits overtop of the park and can literally be seen from miles away.

The stone has been weathered for years and is mostly smooth to the touch, and tends to have a strange grippyness to its friction in cool weather, and it can also an uncanny absence of grippyness in the hot. This boulder is home to one of the best lines in the park as well; "Horizon Line"(V5). Come get a poster-worthy shot on this line and show it off to all of your friends.

Getting There 

Walk up the steep first hill and as you top out the hill along the trail, this cluster will come into view. The Horizon Boulder is the largest boulder (on the right hand side of the cluster) in the jumble of boulders on the next hilltop. Cluster One is the closest cluster to you (cluster 2, & 3 are out of the park).

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.6 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',6],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Horizon Boulder:
Windy Heights (direct)   V1-2 5     Boulder, 13'   
Horizon Line   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   
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Featured Route For Horizon Boulder
Aaron Parlier on Horizon Line (v6)

Horizon Line V6 7A  VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Horizon Boulder
This may be the proudest line in the park:you can see this line from a mile (from the road) or from over 7 miles off (from the hikes around Mount Rogers and surrounding areas) as it proudly overlooks a large chunk of the park, and miles and miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains. this problem is tall, windswept, exposed, and classic as hell. Horizon Line stand starts at the bottom of the middle of the face on a side pull and small crimp. toss out right to gain two small, shallow,angle-cut finger "poc...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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Horizon Line, photo by CJ Yunger
Horizon Line, photo by CJ Yunger

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