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The Brain

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Brain Storm T 
Brain Teasers T 
Brain Tweezers S 
Brain Wave T 
Butta S 
Chunky Monkey S 
Journey to the Center of the Brain T 
M.E.N.S.A. S 
Mulatto Serpent S 
Out of Mind T 
Travisty, The S 
Whiny Bugs S 
You Want It, You Got It S 

The Brain  

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Location: 38.05292, -81.03339 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd, Chris Whisenhunt, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on May 18, 2007
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The Brain is a small crag with good bolted and gear lines alike. Mostly used as a warmup stop for routes located further into Beauty, this area also houses hard sport routes as well. The Brain can become crowded on busy days due to the few quality moderate sport routes located here. The brain is defined by runnels and grooves in the top half of the formation that resemble- you guessed it- a brain.

Getting There 

Take the steep trail on the left (the one with the sign) from the gravel road. Keeping the rock to your left, travel upstream, cross Short Creek and follow the trail. The Brain will be the first chunk of clean, climbable rock you encounter.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Brain:
Journey to the Center of the Brain   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Brain Wave   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 70'   
Brain Storm   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 70'   
You Want It, You Got It   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Brain Teasers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Brain Tweezers   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Butta   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
M.E.N.S.A.   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Chunky Monkey   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For The Brain
Chunky Monkey follows the line of fixed draws.

Chunky Monkey 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Brain
Begin on vertical face, continue up to an overhanging bulge with a dyno between two good horizontals, and finish on "brainy" face above. Traverse right to a crack after pulling onto the face above the final small roof....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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