All Locations > W Virginia > New River Gorge > New River Gorge… > Fern Buttress > 9a) Fern Creek Falls
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|Type:||Sport, 80 ft|
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|Shared By:||Jeremy Steck on Jul 19, 2009|
|Admins:||Pnelson, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones|
Access Issue: NO DRONES ON NATIONAL PARKLANDS Details
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.
This climb is super fun! Steep climbing with incredibly good holds. Start by climbing straight up aiming for nothing less than jugs. After bolt 3, make a reachy move to some great holds below a pronounced overhang. Try to shake out here. Find a finger lock in the overhang, pull the overhang and clip the bolt. Make another reachy move to a shallow hold (for this climb) and move fast to more jugs (crux). From here, keep it together and trend up and right with increasingly good holds. The last jug may be hard to find.
This area is located to the far right side of the Fern Buttress area. Fall Line is the first line of bolts to the left of the waterfall.