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About McAfee:

McAfee possesses insane amounts of bouldering. There is a ton of rock up there and even some climbing on the hike in. There are many established problems, and always more to come. There are two large sections of boulders at the top. One section is on the East and one is on the west. I would dare to say there are 50+ climbable boulders in the area. For those not looking to break a sweat, the fire trail has excellent bouldering if you don't want to take the 3.5 mile hike to the top. The roadside boulders have about 10 stellar problems on them ranging from V0-V8. Nearly one of each grade, all in a line. McAfee's will not let you down. Just prepare yourself to loose a bit of skin.
Nearest town or city: Catawba
Directions: Take the Salem exit onto 311 North from I81. Take 311 N for about 9 miles and park on top of the mountain, on the left, in a large dirt parking lot. This is where the Appalachain Trail crosses 311. Hike to McAfee's on the fire trail until it reattaches to the app trail for an easier hike and some bouldering on the way. Take the trail for a more aerobic hike. There is camping on the main trail on the way up there. Camping at the very top is prohibited. Otherwise camping is allowed anywhere on the Appalacian Trail.
Latitude, Longitude: 37.38020, -80.09010
Access Issues: NONE-- lets keep it this way!
Camping: Free
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Quantity of Climbs: Year

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Forum Discussions (14 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies VA CLIMBERS-CLIMBING MACAFEE 10/22/2010 thejchap 0 Oct 21 2010, 10:41 AM
With Replies McAfee's after rain the1esteban 2 Oct 24 2012, 9:12 AM
No Replies another year another season eastmeetswest 0 Mar 09 2008, 7:06 AM
No Replies Climbing in 2008 cognito 0 Jan 16 2008, 8:51 AM
With Replies problem finding the correct trail/spot. ichaelme 4 Oct 02 2007, 4:51 PM
With Replies McAfee in Fall 2007 samfisch 5 Sep 02 2007, 2:16 PM
No Replies Visit to Mcafee shadowsandwich 0 Jan 11 2007, 12:13 PM
With Replies Worth a Visit from the New? dbrayack 7 Nov 29 2006, 12:48 PM
No Replies anybody up for showing a new mcafee's climber around? czmanor 0 Oct 27 2005, 10:20 AM
With Replies Calling all McAfee Knob, VA Climbers! leedaclimber 7 Sep 26 2007, 7:32 AM
With Replies roadside boulder ...captain zero? eli_mann 3 Dec 04 2003, 9:25 AM
With Replies roadside project? dboss420finger 13 Jan 19 2005, 8:43 AM
With Replies roadside project? dboss420finger 1 Jan 22 2003, 5:05 PM
No Replies The Knobb orngave 0 Apr 01 2002, 6:17 PM