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 · Updates
Admins: Chris Whisenhunt, Amanda Smith, Pnelson
Access Issue: NO DRONES ON NATIONAL PARKLANDS Details

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.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 219
Butterfly Flake
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 222
Shady Lady
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 141
Daisy Cutter
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 406
Geisha Girl
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 437
Mrs. Field's Follies
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 83
Cerveza Verde
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 158
Crescendo
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 129
Zeitgeist
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 143
The Good Book
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 321
Decameron, The
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 160
Badass Tattoo
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 151
St. Pauli Girl
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 249
Kinesthetica
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 123
Layback and Enjoy It
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 151
G-String
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Butterfly Flake 01. Sandstonia
 219
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Shady Lady 01. Sandstonia
 222
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Daisy Cutter 12. Beer Wall
 141
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Geisha Girl 01. Sandstonia
 406
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mrs. Field's Follies 01. Sandstonia
 437
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cerveza Verde 12. Beer Wall
 83
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Crescendo 01. Sandstonia
 158
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Zeitgeist 01. Sandstonia
 129
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Good Book 01. Sandstonia
 143
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Decameron, The 01. Sandstonia
 321
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Badass Tattoo 01. Sandstonia
 160
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
St. Pauli Girl 12. Beer Wall
 151
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Kinesthetica 01. Sandstonia
 249
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Layback and Enjoy It 01. Sandstonia
 123
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
G-String 01. Sandstonia
 151
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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