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Bear Haven  


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Elevation: 3,600'
Location: 38.9293, -79.6795 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Andy Nottingham on Apr 9, 2012
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Description 

Bear Heaven lies on a ridge high on Shavers Mountain near Bowden, WV. The site figures a lot of different boulders and climbing areas that are open to exploration. Some rocks are covered with lichens, so one should becareful not to disturb the local environment. There a few spots to set up top-rope but typically good anchors are scarce so bring some long slings or webbing. There are many boulder problems waiting to be named. Camping - 8 sites; Fee $5 per night.

Getting There 

From Elkins go east on State Highway 33 for approximately 11 miles, turn left on Forest Road 91 at the top of Shaver's mountain. Follow Forest Road 91 for approximately 3 miles. Bear Heaven Campground will be on the left.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.1 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',4],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Bear Haven
New High Score traverse.

New High Score V2-3 5+ PG13  WV : Bear Haven
This is a traverse. Start on the right side before the rock blocking the path. Traverse left using any of the very abundant hand holds and go as far as you can, or around the corner past the dead tree. Make your own routine. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

Photos of Bear Haven Slideshow Add Photo
Working the traverse on "Bolted Block." ...
Working the traverse on "Bolted Block." ...
Looking toward "Swiss Cheese" from "...
Looking toward "Swiss Cheese" from "...
The gap on the backside of High Wall Block.
The gap on the backside of High Wall Block.
Back of "Rocky Top" (Bathroom Boulders)
Back of "Rocky Top" (Bathroom Boulders)
Close view of at the bottom of the high wall and t...
Close view of at the bottom of the high wall and t...
Reaching for a hold on "New High Score."...
Reaching for a hold on "New High Score."...
View of Shavers Mountain and Bickle Knob from the ...
View of Shavers Mountain and Bickle Knob from the ...
Two large roofs near the top of the ridge.
Two large roofs near the top of the ridge.
View of Bolted Block from the top of the High Wall...
View of Bolted Block from the top of the High Wall...
Downhill side of Bathroom Boulders.
Downhill side of Bathroom Boulders.
One of the first faces you'll see when heading to ...
One of the first faces you'll see when heading to ...
Penni traversing "Swiss Cheese" on "...
Penni traversing "Swiss Cheese" on "...
Bottom of "High Wall Block." Fun to trav...
Bottom of "High Wall Block." Fun to trav...
Repelling down "Bolted Block" after sett...
Repelling down "Bolted Block" after sett...
Problem on back side of "Rocky Top." (Ba...
Problem on back side of "Rocky Top." (Ba...
"Bear Haven Hanger" on the back of "...
"Bear Haven Hanger" on the back of "...
The large face of "Bolted Block."
The large face of "Bolted Block."
Penni hitting the traverse around the corner from ...
Penni hitting the traverse around the corner from ...
The first two boulders that you encounter when tak...
The first two boulders that you encounter when tak...
Backside of High Wall.
Backside of High Wall.

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By Clinton Higgins
From: Elkins, WV
Aug 27, 2012
Road will fork on 91. Bear left... Haha
By BenRunkin
Oct 5, 2014
Has anyone climbed or put up problems on the small boulder right off the road from the parking area? I went straight up the face and then up the left arÍte. Both climbed in the V5/V6 range