1.7 miles
Distance
612 ft
Climb
-8 ft
Descent
1,285 ft
High Point

This is the approach hike used for climbing at Buzzard Rocks in Front Royal, VA.

After the scenic overlook, you will do the steepest part of the hike. Once you reach the ridge line, hike for a few minutes to the second POI. When you look to the right, you will see a large tree that is sitting on top of a cliff.

This cliff is the Three Amigos wall. From here you can scramble down and will be at the base of three climbs. (5.7 and less, need trad gear).

If you keep scrambling climbers right, you will be brought to a 5.7 and 5.6 climb with bolts. Keep scrambling climbers right and you will be brought to the area classics.

If you head back up to the ridgeline, there are further climbs down climbers right, but need to be accessed via rappelling.

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Buzzard Rocks Climbing Approach Hike is a 2 mile less popular intermediate route located near Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area. This hike primary route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route climbs 612 ft with a max elevation of 1,285 ft then descends -8 ft.
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More Stats for Buzzard Rocks Climbing Approach Hike mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    680 ft
  • Altitude start
    680 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,286 ft
  • Grade
    6.7%
  • Grade max
    -7.5%
  • Grade min
    85.8%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    187 ft
  • Distance flat
    715 ft
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