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Gilded Otter

5.7, Sport, 50 ft,  Avg: 1.7 from 74 votes
FA: Eric Hörst and Eric McCallister (May, 2002)
W Virginia > New River Gorge > New River Gorge… > Bubba City > Beer Wall
Access Issue: NO DRONES ON NATIONAL PARKLANDS Details

Description

Better than Near Beer.

Climb the open book (easier than it looks), then past a bulge (crux, tough clip for 5.7 leader) to a ledge. Mantle onto ledge and finish through roof (easy) to the anchors.

Location

On a short south-facing section of rock that juts out from the main cliff, just past where the trail descends a bit.

Protection

5 bolts + 2-bolt anchor.

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Guilded Otter Route
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liz cruising on her first lead!
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Stephen Montgomery
Washington DC
 
[Hide Comment] pulling over the final lip, there are two large flakes that are chalked and loose. Jul 24, 2016