In general the crags on this side of the gorge are sunny, dry and have an earlier history than those of the South side. As a function of being climbed from an earlier date there are many more established routes on this side of the river than on the South side.
This side of the gorge is a great place to come on a cool day, rainy day, shady day, morning, evening, or after soem rainy days.
North Side of the gorge, across the bridge from Fayetteville.
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Sheer Energy 5.11a WV : New River Gorge : ... : Central Bubba
Climb up an overhanging face passing 2 bolts and horizontals with great holds. Pull up on to a low angle stance to reach a crack in a short dihedral. Climb the crack to the end and pull a small overhang(crux). Head slightly right and then straight up to reach the shuts at the top of the cliff. This route is excellent the entire way. Feels somewhat like a trad route. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WV