The Coliseum Rock Climbing
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.
From the ladders follow the cliffline to climber's left past Gun Wall
and you will find yourself under a large roof system, welcome.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Coliseum
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Coliseum:
Apollo Reed 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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'
Featured Route For The Coliseum
Tobacco Road 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b WV
: The New River Gorge
: ... : The Coliseum
This climb is as classic as its neighboors.Start up the easy ground just right of the mini-dark and damp cave, then you reach up and start traversing out the roof on very sharp but good holds, coming to the end of the traverse is the crux of the route and it'll make you work for it. The upper portion of the climb is easier than the rest and on rainy days it isn't even done, once you clip the last fixed extendable draw people just lower off so as not to get soaked by the rain....[more] Browse More Classics in WV
BETA PHOTO: In the dry season
The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, appar...
Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.
Porter Jarrard on Apollo Reed (5.13a), Summersvill...