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The Coliseum

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The Coliseum 


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Location: 38.2416, -80.8456 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Whisenhunt, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Ladd Raine 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 equiped 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.


9 Total 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',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',4],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Coliseum:
Reckless Abandon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Tobacco Road   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 100'   
Apollo Reed   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Mercy Seat   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pod   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
BC   5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For The Coliseum
Doug Fischer climbing The Mercy Seat

The Mercy Seat 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 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

Photos of The Coliseum Slideshow Add Photo
Beautiful fall day
Beautiful fall day
Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.
Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.
The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, apparently now 5.14b, accorrding to news of a recent Brian Kim ascent.
The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, appar...
In the dry season
BETA PHOTO: In the dry season
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