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Chunko Goes Bowling

5.9+, Sport, 80 ft,  Avg: 2.5 from 207 votes
FA: Mike Stewart, Neil Ofsthun, Dave Case 1998
W Virginia > New River Gorge > Summersville &… > Summersville La… > Orange Oswald Wall

Description

Fun warm-up route for the rest of the wall. Well bolted with a great rest about 1/3 of the way up. The pump surprises you as you climb and you finish with a great view of the lake behind you.

Location

Starts at flake. Two lines to the left of Orange Oswald.

Protection

8 bolts to anchors.

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Lloyd finishing up right after a boat passed by making the waves. 9/16/2012
[Hide Photo] Lloyd finishing up right after a boat passed by making the waves. 9/16/2012
Chunko Goes Bowling 5.9
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Punter Brewster
Chattanooga, TN
 
[Hide Comment] Hardest damn 5.9 sport climb I've ever been on. Really pumpy for the grade. May 6, 2017
Maddie Kau
Washington DC
  5.11a
[Hide Comment] Outrageously hard for a 5.9. Pumpy, slippery, and reachy all the way up. There are 10c/d's at the New that are easier. It's a fun climb if you don't let yourself get hung up on the grade. Dec 26, 2018
Cory F
Los Angeles, CA
  5.9+
[Hide Comment] Not sure if I would agree about the "Well Bolted" part in the description. Falling in the crux section (esp blowing the clip) could send someone on the ledge.

I felt some of the 10a on the wall were easier. Mar 18, 2019