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Apollo Reed S 
BC S 
Good, the Bad, and The Boltless (High Plains Drifter variation), The T 
Mercy Seat, The S 
Obitchuary S 
Pod S 
Reckless Abandon S 
Surfer Rosa S 
Tobacco Road S 

The Coliseum  


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Location: 38.2416, -80.8456 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

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+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Tobacco Road   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 100'   
Apollo Reed   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Mercy Seat   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 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, 90'   
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Featured Route For The Coliseum
Ian on Apollo <br /> <br />Note the taped on bandana for the kneebar move!

Apollo Reed 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Coliseum
A classic jug haul. Some will argue the grade (ie they think it is soft, it may be only 12d but I give credit to Porter and honestly once you have any route dialed it does feel easier...) Tough crux at 2nd bolt with many different sequences, most people use a right knee bar to pull through. Grab anything smaller than a handful for the next 50 feet and look again...jugs abound. Pumpy redpoint crux above 8th bolt, then a fun roof....[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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