Virginia crags

Crags Near Charlottesville, VA (tr,trad)

There are a number of small granite crags located an hour’s drive southwest of Charlottesville. 

The main area is Wintergreen, with roughly 50 climbs on outcrops similar to those on Old Rag. Nearby on the Blue Ridge Parkway – near Love Gap – are two other small granite cliffs: Love Crag, with around 20 climbs and Love Lost with a dozen routes. Most pitches at these crags are 60 – 100ft in length.

These cliffs are well worth a trip in spring or fall…sans vegetation.  The cliffs face south so are rather hot in the summer even though they are about the same elevation as Seneca.