Dragon's Tooth - Climbing

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Located in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests near Roanoke, VA, Dragon's Tooth offers exhilarating climbing and bouldering experiences amidst breathtaking scenery. This natural wonder features a granite spire resembling a dragon's tooth, with routes like the classic Original Route (5.6) and challenging options such as The Plunge (5.10a) and Hard Rocking (5.11a). Scattered boulder fields surrounding the spire provide diverse problems for boulderers of all levels, offering opportunities to hone skills amidst natural features like cracks and pockets. Dragon's Tooth's stunning views of lush forests and rugged terrain add an extra layer of excitement to every ascent or bouldering challenge. Whether you're a seasoned climber or bouldering enthusiast, this destination promises an unforgettable outdoor adventure. Conveniently located near Roanoke, VA, Dragon's Tooth is easily accessible and perfect for a day of climbing or bouldering in nature's embrace. Plan your visit to Dragon's Tooth today and experience the thrill of vertical exploration against a backdrop of unparalleled natural beauty.

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  • Directions: From I-81, take Exit 141. Go north on Rt. 419/N. Electric Road toward Rt. 311. Turn right on Rt. 311N and continue approximately 10 miles. The parking lot for Dragon's Tooth will be on the left just after Catawba Grocery.
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult
  • Distance in Miles - Round Trip: 4.5
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open
  • Saturday Hours: Open
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  • Thursday Hours: Open
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  • Wednesday Hours: Open