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Too Bad Students! Pinnacle Rock for Spring Break! Optional Rappelling. (D3-D4)

While the kids are away, the grownups will play! (School is out for SPRING BREAK!)  Of course, students are still welcome if you are still here.

Due to limited space for parking, attendance is limited to 20.  If you RSVP and cannot make it...PLEASE correct your RSVP right away to allow others the chance to attend.  Carpooling is required.  Not everyone can drive.

NOTE: There will be 2 (count 'em two) rendezvous points.  We will meet at the CPA at 11 AM.  But we will ALSO swing by and meet any Bristol residents at the Wal-Mart (exit 7) parking lot in Bristol, VA at 11:40 am.  If you would like to meet us in Bristol, be at front of parking lot near the Fazolis/Taco Bell at that time.  Call Aaron if you have any questions.

Pinnacle rock is a collection of giant boulders at the top of a
mountain between Abingdon and Lebanon. The boulders at the top create a platform that affords an amazing view of the surround valleys. The boulders are distinctly separated. With "hops" required to be made to get from one to the other.

You can alternatively rock climb up the side of them in order to avoid jumping or just for fun. It's about a 25/30 foot climb from the base of the boulders.

The real thing to point out for this hike is the climb up the mountain itself. It's only about a mile and a half or so but it's STEEP, rising well over 1000 feet.



I've been with people who have run up it in 15/20 mins. But most normal humans will take about an hour to ascend. The only thing you need to bring is water. A camel back if you have one. Wear light comfortable cloths. Hiking boots are not required as the trail is well made. In fact I personally prefer tennis shoes due to them being lighter.

Also in order to get to the trail head we do have to cross a field will cows in it. No bulls. Thought I would mention that in case anyone is afraid of cows.

The owners don't mind I have been through it with them there and they just waved at me. Parking is very limited (only a few cars) so we will have to car pool.  I am limiting attendance to this event for this reason.  

P.S.  Wanna see a panarama of Pinnacle Rock?  Check out this link:

http://www.jefferymoore.net/photography/2007/10/09/pinnacle-rock/

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  • Jim B.

    Great time like before. One of the most beautiful places I've seen.

    March 3, 2012

  • Aaron G.

    One of my favorite NSO events for a reason. Today was no different.

    March 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm still going! Will meet you all at the CPA :) And I still need to sign a release, if you remember to bring one. Thanks! :) abby

    March 3, 2012

  • Aaron G.

    Just in case anyone is wondering. This event is still on. Chance of rain is less than 10% today. Bring a lunch, plenty of water and dress for a brisk day.

    March 3, 2012

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  • Aaron G.
    MEMBER, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Jim B.
    NSO HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBER, Organizer
  • Henry G.
    NSO HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBER, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
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  • A former member

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