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The Coliseum Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.2416, -80.8456 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ladd on Jul 6, 2007
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Porter Jarrard on Apollo Reed (5.13a), Summersvill...

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   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 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'   
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Featured Route For The Coliseum
Rock Climbing Photo: Doug Fischer climbing The Mercy Seat

The Mercy Seat 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Coliseum
Climb Apollo past the second bolt; bear left to blocky pinches below roof. Climb left bolt line past jugs to a hard move to get established in a dihedral. Make a cruxy clip to a big move up and left to a jug. Race through apollo-esque climbing to the "mercy seat" in the bottom of the big dihedral 1 bolt from the finish. Here it is, self-explanatory throwing up the dihedral required. Very fun!Good route, a bit harder than Apollo, but much easier than the Pod....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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Stil a ways to go...
Rock Climbing Photo: The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, appar...
The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, appar...
Rock Climbing Photo: In the dry season
BETA PHOTO: In the dry season
Rock Climbing Photo: Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.
Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful fall day
Beautiful fall day

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