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Stellar Idea

5.11b, Sport, 40 ft (12 m),  Avg: 2.4 from 5 votes
FA: Eric Horst, Eric McCallister, 2001
W Virginia > New River Gorge… > New River Gorge… > Bubba City > 06. Head Wall
Warning Access Issue: NO DRONES ON NATIONAL PARKLANDS DetailsDrop down


This route stays dry in a light rain as it is protected by a large overhang above. Climb up broken rock to reach the first bolt at a thin seam. At the second bolt, head left and up to reach a horizontal. At the horizontal, traverse a bit left to reach a shallow left facing corner. Clip the 4th bolt, and make a few reaches to gain the bomber holds below the shuts.


Continue down stream along the approach trail to the left side of the Head Wall. You'll reach a large chimney system and an overhanging section of wall to its left. Stellar Idea is the left most sport line here before turning the corner and heading uphill.


4 bolts, drop in shuts.

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