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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   5.12- 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: Mike a the rest before the crux

Reckless Abandon 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Coliseum
A fine route on the best sandstone at the lake. Awesome positioning over the water on perfect white sandstone that climbs like Yosemite granite. Walk past all of the routes in the impressive Coliseum and end up on a terrace that takes you to the start of the route. There are three routes here. Reckless is the furthest left of the three. Climb up onto a ledge and try not to blow the first move or you'll end up in the drink. Clip a bolt and do a big move up to nice horizontals. Surf up and right t...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

Photos of The Coliseum Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Porter Jarrard on Apollo Reed (5.13a), Summersvill...
Porter Jarrard on Apollo Reed (5.13a), Summersvill...
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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