Bridge Area Rock Climbing
Bridge after the rain. Still from a video.
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.
Park at obvious pullout under the New River Gorge Bridge (heading north on rt 19 take three rights after crossing Bridge)
Weather station 3.9 miles from here
73 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',43],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Bridge Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bridge Area:
Featured Route For Bridge Area
Maranatha 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b WV
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Maranatha Area
This route starts with a bouldery finger-crack, but once you get off the ground, eases up substantially until the upper crux. Pull the low-roof, then up to a hueco, move right until you gain the finger-crack that runs to the top. The crux is a short section near the top, where the crack tapers out and a few thin moves are rewarded by a solid hand-jam....[more] Browse More Classics in WV
The NRG Bridge. Climbing surrounds this obvious la...