Elevation: 1,645 ft
GPS: 38.234, -80.855 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on Aug 18, 2007
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones
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Description

An excellent climbing area. Deep-water soloing is available during the warmer months when the water is up. From October - April the water is usually down and you some incredible sport and trad routes are displayed.

An easy approach and can be quite crowded on weekends. There is a lot of route development going on here so make sure you are on the correct route.

The link below can be used to see the levels of the water.

lrh-wc.usace.army.mil/wm/?b…

Don Miron, Masuko, Noanmeyet, Bongo, Cowboy, Gimme a Clown, Blaze, Mojo are accessible when the level is at 1625 or less. At 1625 most of the other routes are all still inaccessible. At 1620, the other routes are accessible. You'll have to rock hop through a muddy section, but no wading.

Getting There

Turn off the Whippoorwhill road to the left from rt. 19 (heading north from Fayetteville).  Stay off of private drives as the road bends to the right then turns to a dirt road bending left.  Park here, hike down the dirt road and trend left down a gully to the crag/lake. There is a lot of private property adjacent to this approach and landowners are NOT psyched on climbers trespassing.  Please be respectful, stay off private property, and pick up some trash on your way out.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Whippoorwill

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 85
Aimee's Jugs
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 106
Bongo
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 122
Wendy's Jugs
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 106
Cowboy in the Dirt
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Holy Mackerel
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 102
Gimme a Clown
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
Whinerlamer
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 53
Straight Outta Lockmont
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 42
Ching, Chang, Chong
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Johnny Bravo
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 93
Latch Key Kids
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 140
Masuko
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 46
Nonameyet
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 38
Flounder
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 20
Bender
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Aimee's Jugs
 85
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Bongo
 106
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Wendy's Jugs
 122
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Cowboy in the Dirt
 106
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Holy Mackerel
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Gimme a Clown
 102
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Whinerlamer
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Straight Outta Lockmont
 53
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Ching, Chang, Chong
 42
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Johnny Bravo
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Latch Key Kids
 93
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Masuko
 140
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Nonameyet
 46
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Flounder
 38
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bender
 20
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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