Bridge Area Rock Climbing
Bridge after the rain. Still from a video.
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.
Park at obvious pullout under the New River Gorge Bridge (heading north on rt 19 take three rights after crossing Bridge)
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Bridge Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bridge Area:
Featured Route For Bridge Area
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
The NRG Bridge. Climbing surrounds this obvious la...