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Idol Point  


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Location: 38.05501, -81.06123 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Whisenhunt, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd Raine on May 24, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: View of Idol Point from the Kaymoor Slabs.

Description 

Idol point rappel is here, as well as a few tall very challenging lines, that are awesome to top-out and scare the tourons.

Getting There 

Take the trail from the parking area, follow the signs to Idol Point, rappel.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.5 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Idol Point:
Spectre   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Idol Point Arete   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Idol Point

Idol Point Arete 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Idol Point
Start at the wide crack to the right of the arete. Climb up passing a low bolt and gain a stance on a large ledge with many loose flakes. Make a reachy move to pull the first overhang to gain a stance under the second overhang. From here, reach high and left to gain a finger lock and layback on the arete(crux). Rock over to the slab on the left side of the arete. Clip a bolt and traverse around to the right side of the arete to gain a thin crack system. Follow the crack system past 2 bolts ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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