Fat Man's Folly
Trad, 80 ft (24 m),
Avg: 3.1 from 14
FA: Tom Howard, Nick Brash, Bill Newman 1981
> New River Gorge
> New River Gorge…
> Beauty Mountain
> 6) Middle Beauty
NO DRONES ON NATIONAL PARKLANDS
All of the crags within the New River Gorge proper are on national parklands, and drone use is prohibited here. There has been some discussion about places to launch drones that are not on park property, and then flying them over the gorge. This is super poor form; don't do it. Park regulations prohibit all drone use over the boundaries without a permit.
Climb the corner to reach a short section of chimney. Grunt through the wide section to reach a nice hand crack. Follow crack until you reach a roof. At this point, follow a left leaning hand crack for 15 ft and then straight up to the finish. The diagonal crack is outstanding! Don't be turned off by the chimney section, it's not that bad and the gear is good.
Start about 15-20 ft. to the left of the start of Chasin' the wind(standard start) below a small section of chimney.
Mostly larger gear. A #4 camalot is helpful for the chimney section. Several hands to wide-hands size pieces are helpful for the rest.