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Beetle Byway

5.8, Sport, 70 ft,  Avg: 3.1 from 46 votes
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W Virginia > New River Gorge > Meadow River Gorge > S Side Crags > Other Place
Access Issue: South side crags access issue. Details
Access Issue: PARKING ALONG HIGHWAY 19 Details


Begin same as low brow (on a ledge at the below a 15' high roof, then at second bolt on roofs lip, follow the right trending ramp and crack to the right. take the crack up to the bulge and pull through on great holds to the headwall and work your way to the anchors on jugs.


right of Low Brow, the obvious right facing crack above the roof.


8 bolts (?), Anchors

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Fulton Forde
[Hide Comment] Amazing 5.8. I thought this was Mexican Rodeo and WALKED IT. Guide confirmed that I'm dumb...Best 5.8 sport line I've ever been on (maybe 3 total)...this one has big holds and real climbing the whole time. Bring your lead weenie friends here, tell them its Mexican Rodeo (11b), they will crush it and love it, then tell them the truth, then they will still be psyched because its a really fun route and they led it no problemo. (1st MP project AND 1st social media comment. So fun! MySpace here I come) Sep 27, 2017
Kyle Price
Youngstown, OH/ Charleston wv
[Hide Comment] i think this is way better than free range poodle show Apr 16, 2018
Dan Brayack
Marmet, WV
[Hide Comment] We did this one as a gear route, but I'm glad it got bolted. We probably also weren't the first to do it as a gear route. Good route for sure :) Feb 20, 2019