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Location: 38.0708, -81.0818 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Whisenhunt, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Ladd Raine on May 2, 2007
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The NRG Bridge. Climbing surrounds this obvious la...

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)


68 Total Routes


['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',6],['5.8',7],['5.9',7],['5.10',16],['5.11',13],['5.12',12],['5.13',0],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bridge Area:
Easily Flakey   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Zag   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, TR   Bridge Buttress
Your Mother...   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Maranatha Area
Chockstone   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Layback   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Bridge Buttress
Jaws   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Gemini Crack - Rt.   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Promised Area
Butterbeans   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Bridge Buttress
The Tree Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, TR, 85'   Bridge Buttress
Angel's Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R     Trad, TR, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Promised   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Promised Area
Maranatha   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Maranatha Area
Handsome and Well-Hung   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Englishman's Crack   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Bridge Buttress
High Times   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad   Bridge Buttress
Marionette   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Dresden Corner   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a R     Trad, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Strech Armstrong (a.k.a. Ruptured)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Bridge Buttress
Agent Orange   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 70'   Maranatha Area
Team Machine   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
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Featured Route For Bridge Area
Tree route sans tree

The Tree Route 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Bridge Buttress
This route ascends the facey/cracky start into the corner (where there used to be a tree). them up the corner using some interesting moves involving a hand smear and wierd off balance moves.Orginaly sandbagged hard at 5.7Later it was established as the first 5.10 at the New...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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Bridge after the rain. Still from a video.
Bridge after the rain. Still from a video.
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