Elevation: 1,700 ft
GPS: 38.226, -80.856 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jeremy Steck on Apr 18, 2010
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones
Access Issue: Writing in chalk Details

Description

This is the long section of cliff on the opposite side of the lake from the Whippoorwill Area. It is home to some very nice trad lines as well as a few high quality sport climbs. Long Point gets early morning sun until 12 or 1 PM. The wall just to the left of the beach descent trail (facing the lake) stays in the sun up to an hour longer than the rest of the cliff. It is only accessible during the low water periods for Summersville Lake.

Getting There

Turn on to Airport Road and follow it for 2.5 miles to the locked gate. Park here (don't block the gate). From here walk along the dirt road. When you reach the second gate, take the faint trail immediately to the left. Follow this trail until you reach a T in the old archery range. At the T, go left and follow the trail, head slightly right when you reach shooting late 26 and follow down the hill. Near the lake you will find that the trail crosses a small stream, don't cross the steam but head down to the lake on the left side of the stream. After about 100 yds, the trail will head down to the right toward the drainage. Cross the drainage and you end up at the beach area of Long Point.

There are other approaches if you plan to climb further down the cliff and you don't feel like walking the lake bed all the way.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Long Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Wendigo
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Blood Flower
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Opium of the People
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Big Bang
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Holy Grail
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 7
Porter for Recorder
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 3
Blood Trail
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wendigo
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Blood Flower
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Opium of the People
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Big Bang
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Holy Grail
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Porter for Recorder
 7
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Blood Trail
 3
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
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aribtraryusername
Carson City, NV
aribtraryusername   Carson City, NV
re: approach gully to the Tip area--not for for dogs
for the separate approach to the Tip, the Wolverine guide describes the gully as easy for dogs. beware, it's not. it's not even easy for people. the walk all the way around to/from the Beach is long but 1,000% easier and safer Feb 11, 2015
Chris Whisenhunt
Fayetteville, WV
Chris Whisenhunt   Fayetteville, WV  
I've done this with multiple dogs and gear and never had an issue with it. Feb 18, 2015
aribtraryusername
Carson City, NV
aribtraryusername   Carson City, NV
thanks chris, could be we were in the wrong place then. so, beware to find the correct gully! Apr 20, 2015
Pnelson    
Long Point was the scene for many of the quality routes in 2016's PsicoRock competition, the first DWS comp on real rock. Unfortunately, DWS is still illegal at Summersville!

climbing.com/videos/psicoro… May 23, 2017
Brought my mastiff/pitbull to climb at the point; not easy descent with large breeds. Multiple places to lift and lower. 7 days ago