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Jumpin' Ring Snakes

5.9, Trad, 85 ft,  Avg: 2.9 from 44 votes
FA: Todd Larkin (1992)
W Virginia > New River Gorge > New River Gorge… > Kaymoor > Butcher's Branch
Access Issue: Writing in chalk Details


A nice moderate TRAD route in an area known mostly for its sport classics. Many positive holds, rests..."pleasant climbing." Lieback crux(es).


As the approach trail meets the wall, go right. Follow the wall to an obvious recessed corner/dihedral. As seen in photo, climb the right-most corner-crack (just left of Flight of the Gumbie).


A standard rack. Some suggest a #5 or #6 BD cam may be useful in protecting crux. Anchors at the top.

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At the anchors after cleaning Jumpin' Ring Snakes (5.9), the right-most corner crack.
[Hide Photo] At the anchors after cleaning Jumpin' Ring Snakes (5.9), the right-most corner crack.

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matt swaim
[Hide Comment] the shuts are in pretty bad condition, lots of rust. we rapped off them but didn't have the warm fuzzies Jul 26, 2015
Ven Popov
Pittsburgh, PA
[Hide Comment] The shuts are still in a very bad condition. Bringing a #5 makes the last section feel more secure (no need for a #6 or a big bro as the description says). May 15, 2018
Eugenel Espiritu
[Hide Comment] The shuts are in poor shape. I added quicklinks in an attempt to preserve the shuts until they are replaced. Worth doing if you brought a light rack and one large cam. Jul 14, 2018
[Hide Comment] We were actually by this climb over the weekend and a snake dropped from a tree or the cliff by the climb. I thought the snake had died, but it was only a bit shook and scurried away. Jul 31, 2018