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Canadian (variation), The S 
Crouch, The S 
Finders Keepers S 
Freedom Tree S 
Graffiti S 
Hasta La Vista S 
Hourglass S 
Live and Let Live S 
Mr. McGoo S 
Nag S 
New Life S 
Norse Code S 
Power Lung S 
Proper Soul S 
Ride The Lightning S 
Satanic Traverses S 
Skylore Engine S 
Sloth S 
Superstition S 
Trebuchet S 
Warm-Up, The S 
Where's Bulimia? T 

The Cirque Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.05606, -81.04325 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd, Chris Whisenhunt, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on Apr 11, 2007

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The Cirque makes for a fantastic winter season cra...


Overhanging rock!! stays dry in the rain
Hope you can climb solid 5.12

There have been a couple of instances of the fixed draws/slings breaking here in he past few years, remember to inspect the gear, dont just clip it blindly.

Getting There 

Use Miners ladders (Cirque ladders).

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Cirque

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Cirque:
The Warm-Up   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
New Life   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Power Lung   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Graffiti   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Hourglass   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
Hasta La Vista   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Finders Keepers   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sloth   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Superstition   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   
Skylore Engine   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 95'   
Ride The Lightning   5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Proper Soul   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Cirque
Rock Climbing Photo: Skylore Engine approximately follows the red-dashe...

Skylore Engine 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Cirque
Originally a two-pitch 5.12d ("Superstition"), this line was recently straightened with the addition of a few bolts, resulting in an epic line that climbs to the rim of the Cirque in one mega-pitch. Begin as for Superstition, with boulder moves up a shallow, featured corner. At the 2nd bolt, move right, passing an impressive protruding block. Make a rising traverse along big flat edges to reach the high sloping ledge and a no-hands stance. Sequential liebacking above the ledge leads to a ro...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Cirque in profile.
The Cirque in profile.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Cirque, looking downstream
The Cirque, looking downstream

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