Old Rag Mountain Climber's Log

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Jim Carr - Jun 15, 2007 2:49 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 1993

Virginia Classic  Sucess!

Climbed this many times. Always a fun day out.

velodurt

velodurt - May 26, 2007 11:16 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2007

Ridge Trail/Fire Road Loop  Sucess!

The scramble up the Ridge Trail = FUN! We had perfect weather and wildflowers were out in full bloom...great day! Lots of pics of the 8.8 mile trek on our website Natural Born Hikers Enjoy!

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - May 20, 2007 6:19 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

Ridge Trail up, Forest Road Down  Sucess!

Climbed with SMBC youth group w/ 12 people. Awesome day w/ perfect weather, saw big black bear up close near the summit. Third time climbing Old Rag, loved it just as much as ever!

Lips74

Lips74 - May 18, 2007 12:17 am Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2007

Old Rag Loop  Sucess!

Climbed mid march. Nice route and good scrambling on the ridge. Little bit of snow left. Went mid week early in the season, saw 10 people all day.

CRiedel2

CRiedel2 - Mar 27, 2007 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2007

No Crowds  Sucess!

Woke up at 3:00 AM and drove out to Old Rag. Great hike, no one else there at all until I was almost down. Took the Ridge Trail up, then down the other side along the Weakley Hollow Fire Road. The rock scrambling was especailly fun and I got off the "trail" a few times up top, had a lot of fun. Took me 5:45, but I took a gazillion pictures and several long stops to enjoy the morning too :)

NOTE: There is an $8.00 fee PER PERSON from March-November, and $5.00 from December-February. I think the rates got hiked just this year.

jvarholak

jvarholak - Feb 19, 2007 6:06 pm

great training site

climbed too many times to count....use old rag for training ...from skyline drive, run down white oak canyon to old rag.....run up old rag....back down and then up to my car on skyline drive via whiteoak....fun, fun, fun.....(and you also get to blow past the 85,000,000 other folks)

Buz Groshong

Buz Groshong - Feb 12, 2007 1:49 am

My first mountain

I first got hooked on hiking and mountains by doing Old Rag (in 1980). I've done it at least a couple dozen times since and it is still one of my favorites.

Dwise

Dwise - Feb 6, 2007 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2006

Best Hike I ve Found in VA  Sucess!

First time at Old Rag hiked the loop and really enjoyed it. Did it a second time on 1/2/07 this time went back through the bouldering portion instead of doing the loop. That rock scramble is just to fun. Next time will do the White Oaks Canyon hike to the top.

hikeman76

hikeman76 - Dec 28, 2006 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2006

Pukin' on Old Rag

Great hike....spent the trip up and down yakkin' all over the trail. FYI: Don't drink the water at Cedar Campground!!

tacoturner

tacoturner - Dec 26, 2006 6:58 am Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2006

Date Climbed: March 4, 2006  Sucess!

a cold and windy day, but very clear and well worth the effort. In fact, this summit alone made our 6-day trip worth it. Though it was cold, we stayed on top for a long lunch break to watch some Aussie-style rappellers and to do some bouldering of our own.

dandrew

dandrew - Dec 14, 2006 12:35 am

Great memories  Sucess!

Climbed Old Rag a few times as a Scout growing up. I remember it as a tough, yet fun, dayhike. I loved the rock scrambling portions...

TLP

TLP - Dec 3, 2006 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2006

Southern Scramble  Sucess!

Got in the car, headed down to VA in the middle of the night, and made it as day broke. Had a great time going through the boulders to the top. It was a cloudy day, but I still got some pretty darn good views. Was the only one on the summit. Go early, or late in the season, or on a weekday, or combine all three into one like I did, and you won't be bothered at all. This really is a classic climb for the east coast, plus it's in a National Park. If it was a movie they would give it two thumbs up.

TheBootfitter

TheBootfitter - Jul 26, 2006 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2002

Excellent Overnight Loop!  Sucess!

While it can easily be done as a day trip, my brother and I camped overnight after reaching the top. One of my most favoritest trips. :-)

jaygeekray

jaygeekray - Jul 24, 2006 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

We Made It ...Where's the View?  Sucess!

Clouds, clouds everywhere...My wife and daughter made it to the Top!!! After fighting the humidity all the way we were treated to no views...all we took away was a great feeling of accomplishment and togetherness...It was great to have Cat along as well...I now know why some folks insist that this is really tough and would not recommend for small children...my 16 year old son had to help Mom and Sis both up and down some of the more difficult sections...previous poster summed it all up perfectly, oh "so scrambly"

Gahugafuga

Gahugafuga - Jun 20, 2006 7:35 pm

Fun, Weather Permitting  Sucess!

Used to do this one almost yearly with my scout troop. We once climbed it during a fall rainstorm. It was so miserable that we didn't even stop at the summit, preferring to hightail it to the shelter halfway down. On the way up we passed another troop that was "training" for a backpacking trip by hauling full bags over the summit. Those kids were not happy.

pilz8

pilz8 - Apr 30, 2006 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

standard loop trip  Sucess!

I really enjoyed this hike, pretty crowded but you could find some solitude. Perfect weather and clear views.

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Feb 14, 2006 4:26 am

My Favorite Virginia Peak, Climbed: Fall of 2002  Sucess!

An unobstructed view from the top and a fun scramble near the top make this a great hike by Virginia standards.

Lippo

Lippo - Dec 24, 2005 10:47 am

Date Climbed: Late 1970's  Sucess!

Climbed several times. I don't recall the exact dates.

climbhighnow

climbhighnow - Nov 28, 2005 1:11 pm

Route Climbed: Old Rag loop Date Climbed: most recently: 8/13/05  Sucess!

First mountain i ever offically climbed, can't remember when though. most recently i climbed on the hottest day of the summer, w/ heat index i don't think it got below 100F, ughh!! Still fun though

rickford

rickford - Aug 19, 2005 11:27 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2005

Route Climbed: normal approach, climbing routes Date Climbed: numerous times  Sucess!

Old Rag is my favorite climbing destination in the entire state of Virginia. Although crowds will always occupy the summit, you will never wait in line for a route here. Sky-line Crag is my favorite. Gods area is fun too. (To this day, I have yet to find SunsetCrag!)

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