Upper Meadow Rock Climbing
Alex moving into the steep jugs after crushing the...
Amazing sport routes extending for miles up the northside of the Meadow River for miles! It is a bit of a walk to get to First Buttress, but after that point, the cliffs keep coming at you fast. Most of the crags get afternoon sun. Some areas, such as First Buttress, stay dry in the rain.
Be aware that new routing is still very active in this area, so it may be a bit difficult to find the exact line you're looking for. Furthermore, many of the new routes tend to be, uhhh, "less discriminating" than those at the NRG (choss, squeeze jobs), so take heed! That said, there are still some insanely classic routes here.
Park along the Underwood Rd, just as you would for the Lower Meadow. After hiking through the redneck campspots, follow trails that trend left, until you are directly below the highway bridge. Walk under the bridge, and follow the four wheeler trail for 10-20 minutes to First Buttress, which is usually marked with an obvious cairn and trail to your left. To access Second and Third Buttresses, is is easier to walk up to First Buttress and then just follow the cliffline.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
67 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Meadow
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Meadow:
Featured Route For Upper Meadow
First, Last, and Always 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a WV
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Third Buttress
A long and adventurous route leads past several interesting sequences separated by good rests.Be careful climbing past some flaky rock at the 1st bolt. Continue up an easier slab and crack section to a stance at the 4th bolt. Move up, clip the 5th bolt, and traverse left to a nice layback move up to a ledge with the 6th bolt. Rest up here for the crux. Reach up high to crimps and deadpoint to a good ledge. Clip the 7th bolt and negotiate the angled flake and a crimp to reach the ledge above the ...[more] Browse More Classics in WV
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