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Elevation: 1,110 ft
GPS: 38.11585, -81.14123
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This is one of the farthest-downstream crags of the NRG; several miles below Bubba City, and below Hawk's Nest Dam on the New. It's home to a number of good sport routes; Psycho Wrangler, 5.12a, is not to be missed. If this area has seen rain recently, especially a heavy rain, expect to have some runoff, particularly the vertical wall right of Psycho Wrangler.  Many of the routes stay wet for a couple days on this wall after a heavy rain. Contrary to semantic nitpicking by some people with too much time on their hands, this area is part of the NRG Proper despite being cut off from the Greater Endless Wall cliffband.  

Getting There Suggest change

From Fayetteville, drive north on 16 for 7 miles until you hit a bridge that crosses over the New River, just below the Hawk's Nest Dam. The parking is immediately on the right after crossing the bridge.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cotton Hill

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V5 6C
 32
Johnny Chimpo
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 142
Management Wore Masks
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 53
Mystery Hole
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 269
Cottonmouth
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 60
Dying for a Living
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 70
Sequence of Events
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 131
Essence
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 25
Orchestration For a Dance
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 168
Cottonhead
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 58
Government Overreach
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 190
Q-tip
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 79
End of Innocence
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 35
Shack Rouster
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 205
Psycho Wrangler
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 43
Intergalactic Orcas
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Johnny Chimpo Cotton Top
 32
V5 6C Boulder
Management Wore Masks Cotton Club
 142
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mystery Hole Cotton Club
 53
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Cottonmouth Cotton Top
 269
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dying for a Living Cotton Club
 60
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sequence of Events Cotton Club
 70
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Essence Cotton Club
 131
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Orchestration For a Dance Cotton Club
 25
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Cottonhead Cotton Top
 168
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Government Overreach Cotton Club
 58
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Q-tip Cotton Top
 190
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
End of Innocence Cotton Top
 79
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Shack Rouster Cotton Club
 35
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Psycho Wrangler Cotton Top
 205
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Intergalactic Orcas Cotton Top
 43
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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