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Elevation: 775 ft
GPS: 38.11839, -81.132
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In addition to the Cotton Top Crags, the lower New River Gorge below Hawk's Nest Dam has tons of amazing bouldering. The Hawk's Nest boulders are clustered around the dam itself, while farther downstream you get to Cotton Top, Cotton Bottom, and into the Dries. Be aware that river levels can change very quickly when climbing down at water level.

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Take the Mountaineer expressway (US-19) towards Fayetteville. At Fayetteville, take state road 16 North, following signs towards Hawk's Nest Dam for 7/8 miles. Once you cross a large bridge, there is a parking area on the right. Hike .7 miles following signs for Hawk's Nest Dam.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower New River Gorge Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0-1 4+
 28
Walking the Dog
Boulder
V2 5+
 69
Puckerface
Boulder
V2 5+
 32
Juggernaut
Boulder
V2 5+
 19
Perfect World
Boulder
V4 6B
 43
Mines of Moria
Boulder
V4 6B
 29
Gundercling
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 53
Slitty Titty Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 65
Leaving Las Fayetteville
Boulder
V5 6C
 28
Elephant in the Room
Boulder
V6 7A
 68
Slopers Malone
Boulder
V6 7A
 6
Half Moon Tilt Stand
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Ferrous Geode
Boulder
V7 7A+
 9
White Eyebrow
Boulder
V8 7B
 9
Bat Cave Traverse
Boulder
V8 7B
 4
Half Moon Tilt
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Walking the Dog Cotton Bottom > Slitty Titty Boulder
 28
V0-1 4+ Boulder
Puckerface Hawk's Nest Proper > Leaving Las Fayettevi…
 69
V2 5+ Boulder
Juggernaut Cotton Bottom > Slitty Titty Boulder
 32
V2 5+ Boulder
Perfect World Casey Jones > Gundercling Boulder
 19
V2 5+ Boulder
Mines of Moria Cotton Bottom > Malone Boulder
 43
V4 6B Boulder
Gundercling Casey Jones > Gundercling Boulder
 29
V4 6B Boulder
Slitty Titty Traverse Cotton Bottom > Slitty Titty Boulder
 53
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Leaving Las Fayetteville Hawk's Nest Proper > Leaving Las Fayettevi…
 65
V5 6C Boulder
Elephant in the Room Lower Hawk's Nest > Elephant in the Room…
 28
V5 6C Boulder
Slopers Malone Cotton Bottom > Malone Boulder
 68
V6 7A Boulder
Half Moon Tilt Stand Cotton Top > Man On The Moon Boulder
 6
V6 7A Boulder
Ferrous Geode Cotton Top > Taper Point Boulder
 7
V6 7A Boulder
White Eyebrow Hawk's Nest Proper > White Eyebrow Boulder
 9
V7 7A+ Boulder
Bat Cave Traverse Cotton Bottom > Bat Cave Boulder
 9
V8 7B Boulder
Half Moon Tilt Cotton Top > Man On The Moon Boulder
 4
V8 7B Boulder
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