Elevation: 1,602 ft
GPS: 38.093, -81.094 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on Sep 5, 2006 with improvements by Garrison Adams
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones
Access Issue: NO DRONES ON NATIONAL PARKLANDS Details
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Description

This area is on the North/East side of the Gorge, and most cliffs get morning shade and afternoon sun.

Many climbers consider "Bubba Shitty" to be the worst area of the New River Gorge, due to shorter clifflines, chossier, more broken rock, and easier climbs that are short and climb chossy, broken rock. There are without a doubt some gems here, and crags like Sandstonia are popular with mixed groups of beginners and strongmen for good reason. Enjoy the new approach trail, courtesy of NRAC!

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.

For access to Rubble Rock, Sandstonia/Tattoo Wall, and Kingfish, use the Good Luck Cemetary parking on the left, approximately 1.7 miles from Route 19.  Once you're parked, you'll see the giant powerline cut.  Follow that and signs to get to your destination crag.

For all the other crags, from Little Head Wall to Beer Wall are best accessed from the Bubba City Parking, which you can find on your right, approximately 1.5 miles from Route 19, and is about 2/10 of a mile past Peregrine Ridge Rd.  Cross the street and take the marked trail, following signs.You have reached the Bubba City area after climbing down a ladder and a rope. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bubba City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 249
Bobby D's Bunny
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 181
Butterfly Flake
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 192
Shady Lady
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 125
Daisy Cutter
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 357
Geisha Girl
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 385
Mrs. Field's Follies
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 140
Crescendo
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 111
Zeitgeist
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 121
The Good Book
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 288
Decameron, The
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 142
Badass Tattoo
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 130
St. Pauli Girl
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 214
Kinesthetica
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 108
Layback and Enjoy It
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 136
G-String
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bobby D's Bunny 01. Sandstonia
 249
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Butterfly Flake 01. Sandstonia
 181
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Shady Lady 01. Sandstonia
 192
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Daisy Cutter 12. Beer Wall
 125
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Geisha Girl 01. Sandstonia
 357
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mrs. Field's Follies 01. Sandstonia
 385
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Crescendo 01. Sandstonia
 140
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Zeitgeist 01. Sandstonia
 111
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Good Book 01. Sandstonia
 121
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Decameron, The 01. Sandstonia
 288
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Badass Tattoo 01. Sandstonia
 142
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
St. Pauli Girl 12. Beer Wall
 130
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Kinesthetica 01. Sandstonia
 214
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Layback and Enjoy It 01. Sandstonia
 108
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
G-String 01. Sandstonia
 136
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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