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Bridge Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.0708, -81.0818 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ladd on May 2, 2007

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The NRG Bridge. Climbing surrounds this obvious la...


Most instant satisfaction crags in the New River Gorge. Also, this area was among the first developed by early New River Gorge climbers. Many Climbers planning a day out will start off meeting here, then make plans.

Some great rainy day routes can be found here as the all of the crags have a southern aspect.

Getting There 

Park at obvious pullout under the New River Gorge Bridge (heading north on rt 19 take three rights after crossing Bridge)

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

71 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bridge Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bridge Area:
Afternoon Delight   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 125'   The Pinnacle
Easily Flakey   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Zag   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   Bridge Buttress
Your Mother...   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Maranatha Area
Layback   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Bridge Buttress
Jaws   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Chockstone   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Butterbeans   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Bridge Buttress
The Tree Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 85'   Bridge Buttress
Gemini Crack - Rt.   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Promised Area
Angel's Arete   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b R     Trad, TR, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Promised   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Promised Area
Maranatha   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Maranatha Area
Handsome and Well-Hung   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Englishman's Crack   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Bridge Buttress
High Times   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad   Bridge Buttress
Marionette   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Dresden Corner   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Team Machine   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Agent Orange   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 70'   Maranatha Area
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Rock Climbing Photo: Past the lower section, getting set for the crux a...

Marionette 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Bridge Buttress
Start off on a jug, move into thin tips laybacking in the bulging corner. At the top of the corner is a slam dunk move out right to a sloper then traverse one move left onto good jugs. The crux is next and it is pulling out of the mini-roof. Punch it out of the crux with an airy deadpoint to a great jug. Fight the pump to the top and work the good hands to their end. Punch it to the anchors and don't fall off those last sloping crimps, they get sharp and strange at the very top....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bridge after the rain. Still from a video.
Bridge after the rain. Still from a video.

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