Elevation: 1,649 ft
GPS: 38.15, -80.927 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: camhead on Jul 15, 2009
Admins: Chris Whisenhunt, Amanda Smith, Pnelson
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Description

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The Meadow River Gorge (NOT the "Meadows" as many goobers call it) is the "Wild West" of the NRG area: active development, swimming holes, locals tearing around on ATVs, and it really has a more back-of-beyond feeling than the more manicured New River Gorge, with all the accompanying pluses (more freedom) and minuses (trash, noise, less-than-quality route development at times). Overall, the rock here tends to be more featured than that of Endless Wall, making for more moderate sport routes. There's really something here for everyone: sunny winter crags like First Buttress, moderate sport areas like The Other Place and Zero Buttress, and some of the best traditional crack lines in the entire region.

Getting There

See the individual sub sections for detailed directions. All of this area is north of Fayetteville, and south of Summersville.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Meadow River Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 99
Ferrovieri
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 79
Beetle Byway
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 137
Floaters
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 231
Cross Eyed and Blind
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 123
Mr. Cute
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 103
Supermoon
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 210
Coffindaffer's Dream
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 116
Flaming Pellets
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 77
Vanished
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 127
Toxic Hueco
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 102
Push
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 69
Schneezal
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 107
Skull In Hole
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 161
Starry
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 61
Depth Charge
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ferrovieri Upper Meadow > 3. Second Buttress
 99
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Beetle Byway S Side Crags > Other Place
 79
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Floaters Upper Meadow > 1. First Buttress
 137
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cross Eyed and Blind Upper Meadow > 1. First Buttress
 231
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mr. Cute Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 123
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Supermoon Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 103
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Coffindaffer's Dream Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 210
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Flaming Pellets S Side Crags > Other Place
 116
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Vanished Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 77
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Toxic Hueco Lower Meadow > 2 Toxic Hueco Area
 127
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Push Upper Meadow > 1. First Buttress
 102
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Schneezal Upper Meadow > 3. Second Buttress
 69
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Skull In Hole Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 107
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Starry Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 161
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Depth Charge S Side Crags > Other Place
 61
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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