WHEN/ SEASON: Late October through early May.
WHERE: Shenandoah National Park, Sperryville, Virginia. From Sperryville, drive to the Old Rag Mountain trailheads. Berry Hollow parking area provides the best approach to most of the crags.
CAMPING: Backcountry camping is permitted below 2,800 feet with a permit. Other campgrounds exist within Shenandoah National Park and in the surrounding countryside.
CLASSICS: Chasm Crack (5.8), Strawberry Fields (5.9+), Oh My God Dihedral (5.10c), Bushwhack Crack (5.10c), Sunset Crack (5.11a), Gone Fishing (5.11d), The The (5.13b).
RACK BETA: Doubles to wide hands, a single fist-sized cam, and a set of nuts are sufficient for most routes. If you want to get funky and wide, bring doubles to no. 6.
RESOURCES: Rock Climbing: Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland (Falcon, 2001) by Eric Horst offers the best beta. There are no known guide services.