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Southern Traverse - IMBA Epic
Big mountain singletrack on the east coast - 3,000 feet of climbing for courage and endurance. Near Craigsville, VA
Benson Run Rd
A fire road climb to the Shenandoah Mountain trail. Near Craigsville, VA
Braley's Pond & Confederate Breastworks Loop
The first 1/3 of the ride is fireroad and pavement (long climb) then two great singletrack downhills Near Weyers Cave, VA
Hankey Mountain Road
Gated doubletrack road from North River Campground to Hankey Mountain Near Mount Crawford, VA
Wild Oak Trail - Lookout Mountain
Old-school forest riding with a new-school section. Near Mount Crawford, VA
Wolf Ridge
Ridge riding intermixed with a fast and flowy descent. Near Harrisonburg, VA
From MP's sister site: MTB Project

Shenandoah National Park  


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Description 

Thank god for national parks.
This national park is no exception.

With Skyline Drive winding 101 miles from Rockfish Gap to Front Royal there is ample climbing available to those who open their eyes and look around...

...plenty of bouldering fields, top rope routes and some of the Virginia classic climbs all within the gentle grip of the park boundaries....


Getting There 

nps.gov/shen/index.htm

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.3 miles from here

58 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',32],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',8],['5.8',6],['5.9',4],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',12],['V2-3',21],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['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 Shenandoah National Park:
Lego Block   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Little Stoney Man Mountain : Lego Block Area
Chimney in a Chimney   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Little Stoney Man Mountain : Lego Block Area
Kopley's Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Little Stoney Man Mountain : Bent Tree Area
Dragon's Back   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Little Stoney Man Mountain : The Dragon Area
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Featured Route For Shenandoah National Park
Bent Tree Area at Little Stony Man with The Shield Direct.  Above the roof, follow the corner straight up - ignore the photo on this point.

The Shield Direct 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  VA : Shenandoah National Park : ... : Bent Tree Area
Move up through easy ground to the inside corner with a smooth face to the right. Follow the corner up, passing an old pin at about mid-height. Make a few awkward moves to gain a stance below the roof and place some good gear. Pull the roof (crux) using a thin rail, some finger-locks and a pinch on a block. Small feet but it's all there. Once you gain a stance above the roof, follow the corner directly above (don't go left...more rope drag) and finish up to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

Photos of Shenandoah National Park Slideshow Add Photo
near Calf Mountain...looking south towards Humpback Rock
near Calf Mountain...looking south towards Humpbac...
ah...spring in the mountains
ah...spring in the mountains
foggy morning at Rockfish Gap
foggy morning at Rockfish Gap
mccormick gap overlook
mccormick gap overlook
curl up!
curl up!
winter view from Rockfish Gap area
winter view from Rockfish Gap area
just passing thru
just passing thru
hmmm...
hmmm...
shade
shade
The ice climbing practice areas of White Oak Canyon in conditions.
The ice climbing practice areas of White Oak Canyo...

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