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Bubba City Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.09332, -81.09376 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd, Chris Whisenhunt, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on Sep 5, 2006


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This area is on the North side of the Gorge and the farthest downstream that has been developed. The bottom of the cliff is shady with the top usually in the sun. many climbs are here, Trad, sport, mixed and many very easy bolted climbs like you won't find anywhere else in the New. The worst crag at the New, due to the over-bolting and mostly chossy rock.

Getting There 

From 19 Take Ames Heights road west there are a few different parking areas, two main ones, but they aare both about 1-2 miles from 19.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

139 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',56],['2 Stars',54],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',3]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bubba City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bubba City:
Bobby D's Bunny   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Sandstonia
Butterfly Flake   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Sandstonia
Daisy Cutter   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Beer Wall
Shady Lady   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sandstonia
Geisha Girl   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Sandstonia
Mrs. Field's Follies   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Sandstonia
Decameron, The   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Sandstonia
Badass Tattoo   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 90'   Sandstonia
St. Pauli Girl   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   Beer Wall
Kinesthetica   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Sandstonia
So Freakin' Fun   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 70'   Head Wall
Little Creatures   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Head Wall
Layback and Enjoy It   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   Sandstonia
King of Swing   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Kingfish
G-String   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Sandstonia
Sheer Energy   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Central Bubba
Michelin Man   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Ames Wall
Reaches From Hell   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   Head Wall
Michelin Man Original Finish   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Ames Wall
Masterpiece Theatre   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Head Wall
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Featured Route For Bubba City
Rock Climbing Photo: Greg Larsen redpointing Michelin Man (11d) on Ames...

Michelin Man 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Ames Wall
Definitely the best route on the wall, and one of the best of the grade at Bubba City!Start with several big moves on small slopers/crimps, which lead to an overhanging section with good holds. Score a great double-handjam rest, pull an awesome move to a good pocket, and head left at the 6th bolt for the 11d finish (the right bolt line is harder). Finish on very cool white rock....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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By zachj
Feb 17, 2016
Given that the various walls are sorted alphabetically rather than E to W or vice versa and can not be ordered that way (as best I can tell) and the map does not show the individual walls, it would be super helpful if somewhere on this page you could fill the reader in on the order of the walls. Additionally, the directions to the walls are widely inconsistent and based on locations of walls that are not given anywhere else (ex. East of one wall and west of another). Assuming one doesn't have the book I cannot see how it is possible to determine the layout of the various walls from what you have provided here. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
By Jake Jones
From: Richmond, VA
Feb 25, 2016
You're not wrong Zach. I think numbering walls to sort isn't the best option. I've suggested a sorting option for sub areas within larger areas to allow for L to R and R to L just like routes within a sub area.

For now though, I have fixed the Bubba City map and accurately marked each sub area (wall) in the correct location on the map. I also sent you a PM. Hope this helps.

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