The views afforded by this climb are breathtaking!
Cross the 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 climb.
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 available.
- 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.