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Canadian (variation), 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  

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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

21 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'   
Hourglass   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
Graffiti   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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
Finders Keepers, 5.12c, The Cirque

Finders Keepers 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Cirque
This route starts with some semi-strenuous moves through a bulge, followed by a couple nice moves on slopey features. Once through this section move left toward some large jigsaw plates. Enjoy long reaches and lie back moves until you encounter a final horizontal ledge. Rest at the ledge and then get ready to ramp up the intensity for the last three bolts of climbing. Be prepared for some aggressive moves through crimps, sidepulls and slopers. If you're carrying a pump the anchor clip can b...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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