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Routes in White Wall

Almost Heaven S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Damn the Lieback, Full Stem Ahead! T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dining at the Altar S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hidden Pleasures T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
I Smell Arete S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
J-Tree Route T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Moon Child Posse S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
New Clear Potato Meltdown S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pettifogger S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Searching for Sanctuary T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Shang S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Shining, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Thunderstruck S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
White Lightning S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Doug Cosby, 1991
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Shared By: Shawn Heath on Jul 8, 2010
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Description

The New River Gorge Rock Climbs (Wolverine Publishing) guidebook says: "Begin by climbing the leaning flake to gain the face. The moves above are thought-provoking, powerful, and technical. Everything you're looking for in a world class route." Easy climbing leads up through the first three bolts, followed by a thin crack. Climbing thin edges leads up to a traverse and a dyno, with a crux at the top. This route is an extremely aesthetic line that is worth entering into 5.12 climbing for.

Location

This climb is located at the far end of White Wall when approaching from the Butcher's Branch trail. You'll know you're in the right spot when the area opens up to a breathtaking view of the valley with Endless in plain view across the gorge. The route Almost Heaven, likely named because of the view, is to the right 10 ft.

Protection

7 bolts to bolt anchor
Amazing sculpted holds with the classic redpoint crux going to the anchors... Sep 23, 2015