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Sandstonia Rock Climbing 

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One of the three areas in the region that presents an abundance of bolted routes 5.10 and under (the other two being Butcher's Branch and Orange Oswald). The tall, 90+ ft wall is the showcase of the area. Get here early, or on a weekday if you don't dig crowds or waiting in lines.

Getting There 

Park at the Good Luck Cemetery on your left (coming from 19). Follow the power line cut to the fourth tower and take a left at the sign that says "Sandstonia" Follow the well traveled trail slightly downhill and right until you get to a rocky gully usually marked with two cairns on either side. This begins the switchback trail designed and built by NRAC and volunteers. The old trail followed a treacherous, steep, ankle-twisting gully and the new trail is quite comfortable and easily navigated. Yet another reason to donate to NRAC. The trail spits you out right at the beginning of the Sandstonia/Tattoo Wall at the first short route on the wall; Hardcore Female Rash. Total approach time is 30 minutes or under.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

34 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sandstonia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sandstonia:
Bobby D's Bunny   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Plumber's Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Butterfly Flake   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Shady Lady   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Geisha Girl   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Mrs. Field's Follies   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Crescendo   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   
The Good Book   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Zeitgeist   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 85'   
Badass Tattoo   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 90'   
Decameron, The   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Witches of Bangor   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Kinesthetica   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Layback and Enjoy It   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
Booby Prize   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 70'   
Jaws of Life   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Weisenheimer Brainstorm   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   
G-String   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
ISO 9000   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Mike Tyson's Face   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Featured Route For Sandstonia
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 Mark Cushman
From: Cumming, GA
Apr 9, 2008
Partial topo is available as an addendum to Eric Horst's Bubba City guide :

This guide has a topo of Sandstonia.

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