Elevation: 1,526 ft
GPS: 38.072, -81.079 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on May 2, 2007
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones
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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)

77 Total Climbs

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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 R
 47
Afternoon Delight
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 69
Horton's Tree
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 214
Easily Flakey
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 194
Zag
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
Where Real Men Dare
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 89
Chockstone
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 151
Jaws
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 90
Layback
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 87
Angel's Arete
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 83
The Tree Route
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 44
Butterbeans
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 52
Maranatha
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 79
High Times
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 64
Handsome and Well-Hung
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 46
Marionette
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Afternoon Delight 7 The Pinnacle
 47
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 3 pitches
Horton's Tree 2 Bridge Buttress
 69
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Easily Flakey 2 Bridge Buttress
 214
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Zag 2 Bridge Buttress
 194
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Where Real Men Dare 3 Maranatha Area
 56
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chockstone 2 Bridge Buttress
 89
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Jaws 2 Bridge Buttress
 151
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Layback 2 Bridge Buttress
 90
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Angel's Arete 2 Bridge Buttress
 87
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, TR
The Tree Route 2 Bridge Buttress
 83
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Butterbeans 2 Bridge Buttress
 44
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Maranatha 3 Maranatha Area
 52
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
High Times 2 Bridge Buttress
 79
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Handsome and Well-Hung 2 Bridge Buttress
 64
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Marionette 2 Bridge Buttress
 46
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, TR
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