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Almost Heaven S 
Damn the Lieback, Full Stem Ahead! T 
Dining at the Altar S 
Hidden Pleasures T 
I Smell Arete S 
J-Tree Route T 
Moon Child Posse S 
New Clear Potato Meltdown S 
Pettifogger S 
Searching for Sanctuary T 
Shang S 
Shining, The T 
Thunderstruck S 
White Lightning  S 


YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Doug Cosby, 1991
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Submitted By: Shawn Heath on Jul 9, 2010

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The 4th and 5th bolts at the crack section


The New River Gorge Rock Climbs (Wolverine Publishing) guidebook says: "Begin by climbing the leaning flake to gain the face. The moves above are thought-provoking, powerful, and technical. Everything you're looking for in a world class route." Easy climbing leads up through the first three bolts, followed by a thin crack. Climbing thin edges leads up to a traverse and a dyno, with a crux at the top. This route is an extremely aesthetic line that is worth entering into 5.12 climbing for.


This climb is located at the far end of White Wall when approaching from the Butcher's Branch trail. You'll know you're in the right spot when the area opens up to a breathtaking view of the valley with Endless in plain view across the gorge. The route Almost Heaven, likely named because of the view, is to the right 10 ft.


7 bolts to bolt anchor

Photos of Thunderstruck Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: From the base looking up.
From the base looking up.
Rock Climbing Photo: The leaning flake as seen from above
The leaning flake as seen from above
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolts 6, 7, and the anchors
Bolts 6, 7, and the anchors

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By blakeherrington
Sep 23, 2015

Amazing sculpted holds with the classic redpoint crux going to the anchors...

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