The views afforded by this climb are breathtaking!
swinging bridge and follow the path to the right, Goshen Pass Trail, along the
riverbank. A sign on a tree will direct you to Chamber’s Ridge Trail (white
blaze) to the left, which you will follow for .2 mile to reach the
The routes must be trad climbed or top roped off of
self-made anchors. Access to the routes can be gained by the initial side trail
on the right or by continuing to the top of Chamber’s Ridge for the latter half
of the climbs. The views afforded by this climb are breathtaking.
From the Lexington Visitor Center, drive west on Washington
Street to a right onto Main Street (US-11 Business). Continue driving north on US-11 for
approximately two miles. Turn left onto VA-39 W/ Maury River Road. You will
arrive to Goshen Pass after 11.7 miles. The swinging bridge is approximately
1.7 miles past the picnic wayside. Just past the 55 mph speed limit sign, turn
right onto a gravel road. A parking area with a map and informational sign is
- Consult the Washington and Lee Outing Club Guidebook for additional details.
- Hire a guide for personal tours and climbing assistance.
- Conquering Chamber’s Ridge calls for a toast! Backtrack your
route on Maury River Road for 8.3 miles to a left onto Mt. Atlas Road (Route
716). Continue for 9.2 miles to a right onto Lee Highway (US-11). Drive 3.5 miles
to a right onto N. Wind Lane. Devils Backbone Brewing Company is on your right.