Access Issue: 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.
Access Issue: COVID 19 UPDATE: PLEASE FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF THE ACCESS FUND, AMERICAN ALPINE CLUB, NRAC, AND OTHERS BY NOT COMING TO THE NRG DURING THIS HEALTH CRISIS
All restaurants, lodging, and facilities are closed in the Fayetteville area. As in many rural areas, the population of Southern West Virginia is unusually vulnerable to this virus, health facilities are limited, and it is very possible that outside visitors could spread Covid-19 here. Please stay home, train, and the rock will be here when this is all passed.
This route branches off of Intergallactic orcas to the right. Clip the first bolt on it and do a hard move on a hold that resembles the blade of a butter knife. Bolted anchors. A bad fall from the top could leave you sliding down the tree on your butt hence the name.