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The Coliseum Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.2416, -80.8456 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd, Chris Whisenhunt, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on Jul 6, 2007
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Description 

This area is the hard-body hangout.

If you can climb mid 5.12 come on over and try out Reckless Abandon (5.12b/c) and Tobacco Road (5.12c) they are the warm-ups.

If you can climb 5.13 bring a patience partner and be prepared to hangdog your way up Apollo Reed (5.13a) or The Pod (5.13)

If you want a 5.14? FA come try out some of the equipped super-projects that have yet to go.

And for the rest of the non-mutants, there is also an awesome not-crowded swimming area right where the Reckless Abandon belay ledge is.

Getting There 

From the ladders follow the cliffline to climber's left past Gun Wall and you will find yourself under a large roof system, welcome.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',4],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',1],['',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 Coliseum

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Coliseum:
Reckless Abandon   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Tobacco Road   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 100'   
Apollo Reed   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Mercy Seat   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pod   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
BC   5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in The Coliseum

Featured Route For The Coliseum
Rock Climbing Photo: Will starting the business of the climb.

Pod 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Coliseum
Crank out a quick boulder problem through a roof and style up slopey jugs to a traverse into the Pod. Bust out the thin crux and gain a big ledge for the only rest on the route.Once the ledge is left, this route is ON! Only 5 moves to the chains...but they are tough! Remember that without an anchor clip it's not a send....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

Photos of The Coliseum Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: In the dry season
BETA PHOTO: In the dry season
Rock Climbing Photo: The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, appar...
The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, appar...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.
Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.
Rock Climbing Photo: Porter Jarrard on Apollo Reed (5.13a), Summersvill...
Porter Jarrard on Apollo Reed (5.13a), Summersvill...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful fall day
Beautiful fall day

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