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Shattered Stairs

5.7+ PG13, Trad, 50 ft,  Avg: 0 from 1 vote
FA: ?, Montgomery Fuss & Nick "Reek" Rico
W Virginia > New River Gorge > New River Gorge… > Kaymoor > Lower Kaymoor
Access Issue: NO DRONES ON NATIONAL PARKLANDS Details

Description

The crux is near the top getting into a somewhat off chimney, the entire route follows a broken crack system separated by some sub-par rock. Watch the stairway on the way up to the route, the route gets its name from this stairway made up of several very large sheets of precarious rock...

Location

The route is most easily approached Butchers Branch, if you continue hiking along the cliff-line you will run into a hanging metal ladder a 1/8 mile past butchers, from here you will hike another 300 meters. You will run into a large rock blocking the trail, trend up this rock along an arching small crack, you will tunnel through the boulder and access the route on the back (climbers right end of the boulder.) The route starts atop this boulder. 

Protection

Set if Nuts or Hexes works perfect. Rappel off the tree.

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The route follows the broken crack.
[Hide Photo] The route follows the broken crack.