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Ant Hill V1+ 5 R
Arsonist has Oddly-Shaped Feet, The TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Bear Haven Hanger V1-2 5 PG13
Cheese Squat TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Deek V1 5 PG13
It's All Ogre Now V0 4 PG13
Lucky Pierre V4+ 6B+ PG13
New High Score V2-3 5+ PG13
Elevation: 3,600 ft
GPS: 38.929, -79.68 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Andy Nottingham on Apr 9, 2012
Admins: Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones
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Description

Bear Heaven lies on a ridge high on Shavers Mountain near Bowden, WV. The site figures a lot of different boulders and climbing areas that are open to exploration. Some rocks are covered with lichens, so one should becareful not to disturb the local environment. There a few spots to set up top-rope but typically good anchors are scarce so bring some long slings or webbing. There are many boulder problems waiting to be named. Camping - 8 sites; Fee $5 per night.

Getting There

From Elkins go east on State Highway 33 for approximately 11 miles, turn left on Forest Road 91 at the top of Shaver's mountain. Follow Forest Road 91 for approximately 3 miles. Bear Heaven Campground will be on the left.

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Has anyone climbed or put up problems on the small boulder right off the road from the parking area? I went straight up the face and then up the left arĂȘte. Both climbed in the V5/V6 range Oct 5, 2014
Clinton Higgins
Elkins, WV
Clinton Higgins   Elkins, WV
Road will fork on 91. Bear left... Haha Aug 27, 2012

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