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Bubba City Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.09332, -81.09376 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd, Chris Whisenhunt, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on Sep 5, 2006

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This area is on the North side of the Gorge and the farthest downstream that has been developed. The bottom of the cliff is shady with the top usually in the sun. many climbs are here, Trad, sport, mixed and many very easy bolted climbs like you won't find anywhere else in the New. The worst crag at the New, due to the over-bolting and mostly chossy rock.

Getting There 

From 19 Take Ames Heights road west there are a few different parking areas, two main ones, but they aare both about 1-2 miles from 19.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

138 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',58],['2 Stars',50],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',3]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bubba City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bubba City:
Bobby D's Bunny   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Sandstonia
Daisy Cutter   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Beer Wall
Butterfly Flake   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Sandstonia
Shady Lady   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sandstonia
Mrs. Field's Follies   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Sandstonia
Geisha Girl   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Sandstonia
Decameron, The   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Sandstonia
Badass Tattoo   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 90'   Sandstonia
St. Pauli Girl   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   Beer Wall
Kinesthetica   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Sandstonia
Little Creatures   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Head Wall
So Freakin' Fun   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 70'   Head Wall
Layback and Enjoy It   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   Sandstonia
Sheer Energy   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Central Bubba
G-String   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Sandstonia
King of Swing   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Kingfish
Reaches From Hell   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   Head Wall
Michelin Man   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Ames Wall
Michelin Man Original Finish   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Ames Wall
Masterpiece Theatre   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Head Wall
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Featured Route For Bubba City
Rock Climbing Photo: Muel Clipping the bolt before the last roof.

Kinesthetica 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Sandstonia
60m Rope Necessary.Fluid, Flowing climb, many many 5.10 moves, no moves below 5.7 but only one 5.10c move, coming out of the roof and pulling the blinding(sunny) move above.Ultra-Classic!!!...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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By zachj
Feb 17, 2016
Given that the various walls are sorted alphabetically rather than E to W or vice versa and can not be ordered that way (as best I can tell) and the map does not show the individual walls, it would be super helpful if somewhere on this page you could fill the reader in on the order of the walls. Additionally, the directions to the walls are widely inconsistent and based on locations of walls that are not given anywhere else (ex. East of one wall and west of another). Assuming one doesn't have the book I cannot see how it is possible to determine the layout of the various walls from what you have provided here. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
By Jake Jones
From: Richmond, VA
Feb 25, 2016
You're not wrong Zach. I think numbering walls to sort isn't the best option. I've suggested a sorting option for sub areas within larger areas to allow for L to R and R to L just like routes within a sub area.

For now though, I have fixed the Bubba City map and accurately marked each sub area (wall) in the correct location on the map. I also sent you a PM. Hope this helps.

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