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Bridge Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.07223, -81.07949 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Most instant satisfaction crags in the New River Gorge. Also, this area was among the first developed by early New River Gorge climbers. Many Climbers planning a day out will start off meeting here, then make plans.

Some great rainy day routes can be found here as the all of the crags have a southern aspect.

Getting There 

Park at obvious pullout under the New River Gorge Bridge (heading north on rt 19 take three rights after crossing Bridge)

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.9 miles from here

73 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',43],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',5],['5.8',7],['5.9',8],['5.10',17],['5.11',13],['5.12',13],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bridge Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bridge Area:
Easily Flakey   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Afternoon Delight   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 125'   The Pinnacle
Zag   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   Bridge Buttress
Your Mother...   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Maranatha Area
Layback   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Bridge Buttress
Jaws   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Chockstone   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Angel's Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, TR, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Gemini Crack - Rt.   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Promised Area
The Tree Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 85'   Bridge Buttress
Butterbeans   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Bridge Buttress
Promised   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Promised Area
Maranatha   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Maranatha Area
High Times   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 40'   Bridge Buttress
Handsome and Well-Hung   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Englishman's Crack   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Bridge Buttress
Marionette   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Agent Orange   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 70'   Maranatha Area
Dresden Corner   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Team Machine   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
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Featured Route For Bridge Area
Rock Climbing Photo: At the crux of Agent Orange. Circa '98.

Agent Orange 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Maranatha Area
Start below an overhanging orange pillar. Climb up to the pillar and follow a crack to its right (#3.5, #3 Camalot just below the pillar, orange TCU fits the crack on top of the pillar). From the top of the pillar (semi-rest) continue through the overhanging section. The crux move is pulling a sequence of flaring finger jams to finally some good holds at the top. Unless the conditions are dry (spring or fall) the crux jams are slimy and close to impossible....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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