Elevation: 775 ft
GPS: 38.118, -81.132 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: cstorms on Sep 13, 2011
Admins: Pat Goodman, Chris Whisenhunt, Amanda Smith, Pnelson
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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.
V0-1 4+
 17
Walking the Dog
Boulder
V2 5+
 52
Puckerface
Boulder
V2 5+
 3
Perfect World
Boulder
V3 6A
 10
Parochial Verbiage
Boulder
V4 6B
 28
Mines of Moria
Boulder
V4 6B
 18
V9s
Boulder
V4 6B
 7
Gundercling
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 37
Slitty Titty Traverse
Boulder
V5- 6C
 52
Leaving Las Fayetteville
Boulder
V5 6C
 18
Was That a Boob?
Boulder
V5 6C
 13
Elephant in the Room
Boulder
V6 7A
 41
Slopers Malone
Boulder
V7 7A+
 8
White Eyebrow
Boulder
V7 7A+
 3
Immaculate Connection
Boulder
V8 7B
 5
Bat Cave Traverse
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Walking the Dog Cotton Bottom > Slitty Titty Boulder
 17
V0-1 4+ Boulder
Puckerface Hawk's Nest Proper > Leaving Las Fayettevi…
 52
V2 5+ Boulder
Perfect World Casey Jones > Gundercling Boulder
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
Parochial Verbiage Hawk's Nest Proper > Egg Boulder
 10
V3 6A Boulder
Mines of Moria Cotton Bottom > Malone Boulder
 28
V4 6B Boulder
V9s Cotton Bottom > V9s Boulder
 18
V4 6B Boulder
Gundercling Casey Jones > Gundercling Boulder
 7
V4 6B Boulder
Slitty Titty Traverse Cotton Bottom > Slitty Titty Boulder
 37
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Leaving Las Fayetteville Hawk's Nest Proper > Leaving Las Fayettevi…
 52
V5- 6C Boulder
Was That a Boob? Hawk's Nest Proper > Breast ArĂȘte Boulder
 18
V5 6C Boulder
Elephant in the Room Lower Hawk's Nest > Elephant in the Room…
 13
V5 6C Boulder
Slopers Malone Cotton Bottom > Malone Boulder
 41
V6 7A Boulder
White Eyebrow Hawk's Nest Proper > White Eyebrow Boulder
 8
V7 7A+ Boulder
Immaculate Connection Lower Hawk's Nest > Immaculate Connection…
 3
V7 7A+ Boulder
Bat Cave Traverse Cotton Bottom > Bat Cave Boulder
 5
V8 7B Boulder
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