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The Cirque

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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: 38.05616, -81.04359 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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Description 

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',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',4],['5.12',10],['5.13',5],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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'   
Sloth   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Finders Keepers   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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: Heather on Sloth going into the crux moves

Sloth 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Cirque
Difficult start with minimal footholds at a very shallow and short left facing corner. Figure out how to reach the obvious nice hold at the top of the shallow corner. Make another reachy move to a good hold and then traverse left about 6 ft to reach an awesome wide rail. From here, it's fairly easy moves on flakes to reach bolt 4. After the clip, reach up and right to reach a crimp and then increasingly positive holds, then traverse back left, trying not to barn door off a small flake below th...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

Photos of The Cirque Slideshow Add Photo
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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