Elevation: 775 ft
GPS: 38.118, -81.132 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: cstorms on Sep 13, 2011
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Description

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.

Getting There

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 4
 3
Highball Boulder Warmups
Boulder
V0-1 4+
 10
Walking the Dog
Boulder
V2 5+
 37
Puckerface
Boulder
V3 6A
 8
Parochial Verbiage
Boulder
V4 6B
 32
Leaving Las Fayetteville
Boulder
V4 6B
 10
Mines of Moria
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Couldawouldashoulda
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 16
Slitty Titty Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Breast Arête
Boulder
V5 6C
 12
Was That a Boob?
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Elephant in the Room
Boulder
V6 7A
 18
Slopers Malone
Boulder
V7 7A+
 8
White Eyebrow
Boulder
V7 7A+
 3
By the Way, I Did Your Mom
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 3
Bat Cave Traverse
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Highball Boulder Warmups Cotton Bottom > Highball Boulder
 3
V0 4 Boulder
Walking the Dog Cotton Bottom > Slitty Titty Boulder
 10
V0-1 4+ Boulder
Puckerface Hawk's Nest Proper > Leaving Las Fayettevi…
 37
V2 5+ Boulder
Parochial Verbiage Hawk's Nest Proper > Egg Boulder
 8
V3 6A Boulder
Leaving Las Fayetteville Hawk's Nest Proper > Leaving Las Fayettevi…
 32
V4 6B Boulder
Mines of Moria Cotton Bottom > Malone Boulder
 10
V4 6B Boulder
Couldawouldashoulda Cotton Bottom > V9s Boulder
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Slitty Titty Traverse Cotton Bottom > Slitty Titty Boulder
 16
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Breast Arête Hawk's Nest Proper > Breast Arête Boulder
 8
V5 6C Boulder
Was That a Boob? Hawk's Nest Proper > Breast Arête Boulder
 12
V5 6C Boulder
Elephant in the Room Lower Hawk's Nest > Elephant in the Room…
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Slopers Malone Cotton Bottom > Malone Boulder
 18
V6 7A Boulder
White Eyebrow Hawk's Nest Proper > White Eyebrow Boulder
 8
V7 7A+ Boulder
By the Way, I Did Your Mom Hawk's Nest Proper > Iron Bar Boulder
 3
V7 7A+ Boulder
Bat Cave Traverse Cotton Bottom > Bat Cave Boulder
 3
V7-8 7B Boulder
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