Elevation: 1,829 ft
GPS: 38.153, -80.932 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jeremy Steck on Jul 15, 2009
Admins: Chris Whisenhunt, Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones
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Description

This crag defines quality over quantity– not too many lines, but those exist in the few hundred feet of cliffline are some of the area’s best. It contains what for years was the hardest sport line at the NRG (Mango Tango), and the hardest trad line (Greatest Show on Earth). Although these lines are no longer the “hardest” in the area, they are still undeniably aesthetic, and not repeated frequently. Beyond this, there are a few other great sport routes, such as the endurance lines Puppy Chow and Lavender Days, the exquisite hard face Fruity Pants, and some fun cracks like Big Top, Begoon-Artz Corner, and Back to Power. Many of the routes stay dry in the rain. The only thing this area lacks is moderate sport climbs.

Getting There

Follow the directions for the Lower Meadow. After walking along the ATV trail for five or ten minutes, you will see the cliffline on your right. As soon as you see some huge roofs and a striking yellow and orange headwall that make you go "Oh my God, look at THAT!" take a climber's trail up to the cliff. You can orient everything from Greatest Show, which is the unmistakable roof crack to hanging corner.

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