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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bear Haven :
Ant Hill V1+ R Boulder, 1 pitch, 15 feet, Grade III
Bear Haven Hanger V2+ PG13 Boulder, 1 pitch, 12 feet, Grade IV
New High Score V2-3 PG13 Boulder, 1 pitch, 20 feet
The Arsonist has Oddly-Shaped Feet 5.9+ PG13 TR, 1 pitch, 35 feet
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New High Score V2-3 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