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: Pnelson, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones
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Description

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 (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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 95
Berecik
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 80
Free Range Show Poodle
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 85
King Lichen Me
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 120
Floaters
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 205
Cross Eyed and Blind
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 111
Mr. Cute
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 81
Supermoon
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 170
Coffindaffer's Dream
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 94
Flaming Pellets
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 64
Vanished
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 108
Toxic Hueco
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 89
Push
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 58
Schneezal
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 91
Skull In Hole
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 137
Starry
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Berecik Upper Meadow > 0. Zero Buttress
 95
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Free Range Show Poodle S Side Crags > Area 51
 80
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
King Lichen Me Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 85
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Floaters Upper Meadow > 1. First Buttress
 120
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cross Eyed and Blind Upper Meadow > 1. First Buttress
 205
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mr. Cute Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 111
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Supermoon Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 81
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Coffindaffer's Dream Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 170
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Flaming Pellets S Side Crags > Other Place
 94
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Vanished Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 64
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Toxic Hueco Lower Meadow > 2 Toxic Hueco Area
 108
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Push Upper Meadow > 1. First Buttress
 89
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Schneezal Upper Meadow > 3. Second Buttress
 58
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Skull In Hole Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 91
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Starry Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
 137
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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