Kanawha State Park Rock Climbing
Boulders at the top of Ballard. So much potential.
Kanawha State Park in Charleston, WV is not by any means a destination crag, but does have some potential and offer some good rock. It does not seem to be crowded, but the rock is sandstone and quite skin friendly.
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Good place for top rope, using trees as anchors.
More boulders at the top of Ballard. So much poten...
A nice roof that has so many potential problems to...
By Jessica Belcher
Sep 6, 2015
There are some really good places to climb. The fastest way to get to the cliffs by foot is by Ballard Trail from Range Road. Range Road is on the left just before you enter the park. It's the same way to the shooting range. There is a sign that says Ballard Trail just before you get to the shooting range.
The Trail up to the boulders is a good 20 minute hike and it is steep. The shooting range near by is kind of unsettling.
Another way to get to the other side of Ballard Trail is by Mountain Bike on Middle Ridge Road.
CAUTION: We nearly stepped on a Timber Rattlesnake the last time we went on the trail! It was coiled under some leaves that were hanging over the trail. Be careful! We took pictures and left it alone, but it was a good reminder to keep the critters in mind!