Tinker Ridge - Climbing

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Unleash your climbing passion amidst the breathtaking beauty of Tinker Ridge near Roanoke, VA. Offering an array of thrilling climbing and bouldering experiences, Tinker Ridge is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts seeking vertical adventures. Ascend towering rock faces, tackle challenging bouldering problems, and immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of rock climbing. Tinker Ridge boasts iconic climbing areas like The Fortress, where climbers can test their skills on classic traditional routes or push their limits on steep sport climbs. For boulderers, the scattered bouldering fields provide endless opportunities to conquer diverse problems set amidst stunning natural surroundings. Conveniently located near Roanoke, Tinker Ridge is easily accessible, making it a popular destination for climbers from all over Virginia and beyond. Whether you're a seasoned climber or a beginner, Tinker Ridge offers something for everyone, from gentle introductory climbs to adrenaline-pumping challenges. Fuel your passion for outdoor exploration and discover the thrill of climbing at Tinker Ridge, where every ascent is a journey to new heights.

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  • Directions: From I-81, take Exit 150B. After the exit, follow Rt. 220N toward Fincastle. After turning on 220, you will see a Park & Ride lot almost immediately on your left. This lot is where you park for hiking on the trail.
  • Major Access Routes: I-81, US 220
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult
  • Distance in Miles - Round Trip: 8
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open
  • Saturday Hours: Open
  • Sunday Hours: Open
  • Thursday Hours: Open
  • Tuesday Hours: Open
  • Wednesday Hours: Open