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
Reckless Abandon 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 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
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Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.
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