Trad, 40 ft (12 m),
Avg: 2 from 1
FA: Kevin Parker, Kelly Faust 1991
> New River Gorge
> New River Gorge…
> Bridge Area
> 4 Promised Area
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.
This is an espresso climb - short, full bodied and powerful. Scramble up easy ground to wide ledge then set-up for the route. A low pinch and a dynamic throw to a small crimp start this puppy off and you havent even reached the first bolt yet (stick clip strongly recommended)! Another two dynamic moves brings you pass the second bolt onto better holds above. Place a cam and top out. Rap from large pine tree.
Beautiful orange face on Right side of Promise block. Starts from ledge.
Mixed: 2 bolts/no anchors. An easy TR if you are climbing one of the surrounding climbs.