Due to a fire at the entrance gate, Thornton Gap - one of the park's busiest entrance stations - will be down to one lane. Please plan accordingly.
You may also pre-purchase your park pass online at recreation.gov, which will make the overall entrance station experience go quicker.
Shenandoah National Park rock climbing attracts rock hounds from far and wide who recognize the park offers some of the finest climbing in the eastern U.S.
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The Shenandoah Mountain Guides' climbing program is one of the most respected in the east. The instructors average 15 years of experience teaching others how to climb. They are full-time teachers and guides as well as certified EMTs. They teach rock climbing at regional colleges, universities and national institutions, and they certify instructors for various youth organizations. The program at Little Stony Man Cliffs in Shenandoah is designed to be a highly effective introductory through intermediate learning program in rock climbing and rappelling.