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Bridge Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Bridge Buttress 30 / 9 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 39
First Strike Area 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Maranatha Area 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
North Bridge Wall 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Overlook Buttress 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Pinnacle, The 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Promised Area 7 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
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Description [Edit]

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 [Edit]

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bridge Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 166
Easily Flakey
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 156
Zag
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
Where Real Men Dare
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 76
Chockstone
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 126
Jaws
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 76
Layback
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 66
Angel's Arete
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 67
The Tree Route
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 38
Butterbeans
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 43
Labor Day
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 44
Maranatha
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 66
High Times
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 57
Handsome and Well-Hung
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 34
Marionette
Trad, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 20
Agent Orange
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easily Flakey Bridge Buttress
 166
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Zag Bridge Buttress
 156
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Where Real Men Dare Maranatha Area
 44
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chockstone Bridge Buttress
 76
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Jaws Bridge Buttress
 126
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Layback Bridge Buttress
 76
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Angel's Arete Bridge Buttress
 66
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, TR
The Tree Route Bridge Buttress
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Butterbeans Bridge Buttress
 38
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Labor Day Bridge Buttress
 43
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Maranatha Maranatha Area
 44
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
High Times Bridge Buttress
 66
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Handsome and Well-Hung Bridge Buttress
 57
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Marionette Bridge Buttress
 34
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, TR
Agent Orange Maranatha Area
 20
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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