Wintergreen, VA Rock Climbing

Wintergreen, VA Rock Climbing

“Fear of the Gumby 5.5”

While Virginia is not generally known for destination climbing locations, there are quite a few spots nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains that only the locals know! Virginia hosts rock climbing during three seasons each year and ice climbing during good winters. Most of our climbing takes place in central Virginia on and around the Blue Ridge Parkway near Wintergreen Ski Resort. Both the rock and ice climbs in the area range from low angle slabs, which are perfect for beginners, to vertical and overhung walls suited for advanced climbers looking to test their abilities. The areas also

Rock Climbing Wintergreen, VA

“Simply Frayed 5.4”

present technical face, crack, and overhanging climbs. Many of the routes are protected with traditional climbing gear and require a leader. However, there are sport climbs and routes that can be top accessed. Routes range in length from 30 – 300 feet long, including the state’s longest route “Goat Trail, 5.6”.

Area Information

Closest Cities: Waynesboro, VA/Charlottesville, VA

Waynesboro, VA has the closest hotels and chain restaurants and is approximately 30 minutes from the climbing areas.

Where to Stay:

Wintergreen Resort is the closest lodging to the climbing areas. The resort has numerous amenities including restaurants, spas, pools, and a general store.
Route 664 Wintergreen, VA 22958
(434) 325-2200

Sherando Lake is located just minutes off the parkway and has tent and RV camping.
96 Sherando Lake Road, Lyndhurst, VA 22952
(540) 291-2188

Bedford, VA is located 1.5 hours to the south west of Wintergreen and offers a great air bnb option with a local climbing and adventure sports advocate.

Where to Eat:

Wintergreen Resort offers a variety of food options and is the closest to all of the climbing areas.

Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company has great beer and food to refuel after a day in the mountains.
200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967
(434) 361-1001

Blue Ridge Pig is one of the area’s best kept secrets for awesome barbecue. You can find them in the valley. (cash only)
2198 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958
(434) 361-117

There are numerous other restaurants, breweries, and vineyards scattered about the valley. We are happy to give recommendations!

Upcoming Open Enrollment Courses:
*Private courses and guiding are available at any location and date per your request*

July 23rd-24th Wintergreen, VA 
Gym to Crag 
Top Rope Anchors 
Trad Leading 
Self Rescue

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