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dbrayack


Nov 15, 2006, 12:36 PM
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Worth a Visit from the New?  (North_America: United_States: Virginia: South_Western: McAfee)
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Just curious if the bouldering is good enough to warrant a day trip from the new for some bouldering, also is there a guide available?

Thanks!

-Danno


cragmasterp


Nov 15, 2006, 4:59 PM
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uhm, don't no what area you posted this to,
seems like your post would be linked to a specific area.
so all i can say is it better be really good bouldering to beat out the new.


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Hmm, guess I'm still learning the new forum think, it was suppose to go in McAfee in Virginia.

-Danno


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Hey man,
I would say that if you are really a hard-core boulderer than it would be worth a visit. Best case is to mix in a little camping and spend a night up there, if you are driving all the way from the new. There is a large quantity of boulders but you do have to hike about 3 miles to get to the main collection, which is on both sides of the summit. A lot of FA's still to be had up there. Good bouldering along the fireroad approach as well, about 1 mile up from the parking. No written guide that I know of, but if you can find a local to show you around it could save you some time finding the best stuff.
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mattyp


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You know, you got a trophy wife, but you gotta get out and smell the some new snatch sometime right? (as for trying out new areas when living at the new).

Well, that's definitely one way of putting it.Unimpressed


chill41


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Hey Dan, I'd say McAfee's is definitely NOT worth the trip from the New...I'm usually trying to escape the other way, but then again I don't enjoy bouldering all that much.

McAfee's is a long hike but there are a lot of boulders up there. I think the only way to make it worthwhile would be to camp up at the top amongst all the boulders--it's a really sweet setting with the boulders right next to the overlook.

There is a free guide to the place by Jay Schultis on drtopo.com I believe.

Chris


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Thanks man, I may check it out this spring for a change of pace etc.

-Danno


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