Elevation: 1,838 ft
GPS: 38.1534, -80.92384
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Shared By: camhead on Jul 15, 2009
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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
 168
Ferrovieri
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 83
Beetle Byway
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 171
Floaters
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 297
Cross Eyed and Blind
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 121
One Banana
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 268
Coffindaffer's Dream
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 118
Flaming Pellets
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 76
Just Another Pretty Face
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 93
Vanished
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 93
Pistol Whip
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 156
Toxic Hueco
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 122
Push
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 101
Schneezal
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 206
Starry
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 70
Creature
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ferrovieri Upper Meadow > 3. Second Buttress
 168
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Beetle Byway S Side Crags (C… > Other Place (CLOSED)
 83
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Floaters Upper Meadow > 1. First Buttress
 171
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cross Eyed and Blind Upper Meadow > 1. First Buttress
 297
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
One Banana Upper Meadow > 3. Second Buttress
 121
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Coffindaffer's Dream Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 268
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Flaming Pellets S Side Crags (C… > Other Place (CLOSED)
 118
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Just Another Pretty Face Lower Meadow > 3 Greatest Show Area
 76
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Vanished Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 93
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pistol Whip Upper Meadow > 3. Second Buttress
 93
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Toxic Hueco Lower Meadow > 2 Toxic Hueco Area
 156
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Push Upper Meadow > 1. First Buttress
 122
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Schneezal Upper Meadow > 3. Second Buttress
 101
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Starry Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 206
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Creature Upper Meadow > 1. First Buttress
 70
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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