One of the best places in the Panhandle area for all around climbing, Nelson offers climbing in both Sport and Traditional styling, as well as a few boulders if you can get your eyes off the two fins that surround you as you walk the corridor trail. The rock is the same Tuscarora Quartzite as Seneca and Champe Rocks located to the north.
Easiest way for most is by Taking Rt. 33 like you would going to Seneca, then past Judy Gap, take a left onto Rt. 28, drive <1/2 mile and you'll see a Yellow house on the left, along with a sign for the Via Ferrata and the North Fork Canopy Tour. Turn left there onto Nelson Gap Road and follow that road about 150 yards to the Nelson Rock Outdoor Center Welcome center, it is currently under construction but should be completed soon.
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Climb the first bolted line on 007 wall, 6 bolts up the wide chimney to the ledge with a tree with slings and quicklinks. Belay off the tree for the second pitch.Second Pitch is 6 bolts up a corner system, gear can supplement the bolts, climb to a 2 bolt anchor and do two rappels to the ground (2 rappels are required even with a 70 meter rope)...[more] Browse More Classics in WV