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Submitted By: Aaron James Parlier on Feb 21, 2011
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Description 

This boulder is big and beautiful.

As you hike up from the Massey gap parking area, this area sneaks up on you. you can actually walk past this area if you aren't paying attention even though it is literally just off the trail.

The Sunset Boulder is massive. At its tallest point Sunset could be considered a super highball/free solo.

Getting There 

Walk past the Horizon area and stay on the trail for a few minutes and pass the Highland Highball. You will walk through smaller blocks and rocks, and through the open areas. As you trend up another small uphill grade, notice the upraised land and large rocky feature. this is the back of the Sunset Boulder.

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Weather station 6.1 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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As you walk past the Highlands Highball, stay on the trail and walk for a short distance to the next set of rocky outcroppings in the close distance. As you walk up to the outcroppings, look to the left and an inclined, tall, highball face comes into view. This problem is the closest climbable line to the trail. It follows the arÍte edge to the first top point along the line and tops out there. Stand start, using the big hollow jug hand above your head. Heel hook and follow the long jug crack/ra...[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

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Sam Stephens on the FA of "Braveheart" (V2) on the Sunset Boulder, Highlands Area
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Chris Komanski in the Sunset Area
Chris Komanski in the Sunset Area

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