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This boulder is just as accessible, if not more so than Olympus. The Rock House Boulder is nearly entirely inverted with an easygoing line straight up the front face. This boulder has two blades that erupt straight out of the ground. The left blade is awesome, with several great problems to climb, including v3 that is a favorite amongst many called "Indian Outlaw". The right blade is pretty blank but still houses a few fun lines including the tough "Dark Horse" (v7) and the short but fun "Medicine Man" (v4). Don't be surprised if you gain several non-climber spectators while at this location, so please be considerate and keep the curse words/screaming/music on the "G" rated level while here.
Park in the middle lot of the Picnic Area. Olympus is across the road on one end of the lot with a wall of rhododendron blocking a view of it, Rock House is across the road on the other end of the lot with a good view of the boulder in more open environs, and the sign post telling about the Rock House Boulder and you cant miss it. Walk across the road and there is even a "Rock House" interpretive sign post to solidify your arrival... Gotta love GHSP...
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rock House Boulder:
Cherokee Dihedral V1 5 Boulder, 15'
Arrowhead Arete "Extendo Start" V2+ 5+ Boulder, 13'
Indian Outlaw V3 6a Boulder, 13'
Crazy Horse V3 6a Boulder, 17'
Papoose's Rain Dance V3-4 6a+ Boulder
No Mans Land V3-4 6a+ X Boulder, 20'
Bows & Arrows V4 6b Boulder, 12'
Tomahawk Blade V5 6c Boulder
Dark Horse V7 7a+ Boulder, 14'
Ghost Dance (Trail Of Tears Start) V7 7a+ Boulder, 23'
Ghost Dance V7 7a+ Boulder, 14'
Ghost Dance (Outlaw Start) V7-8 7b Boulder, 15'
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Arrowhead ArÍte V2 5+ VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Rock House Boulder
Walk from the road to the left around the side of the boulder, passing the trail blaze that has been painted on the boulder, until you reach the large, offset arete edge of the blade/slab that sets diagonally at the left end of the boulder.Arrowhead ArÍte sit starts at the very bottom of the offset slab/blade arete. Ascend the arete edge useing feet in anyway possible (especially jammed in the back) to scale up into the notch for the oh-so-sweet juggy top out. Super Fun!!...[more] Browse More Classics in VA