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Ames Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.09182, -81.09286 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on May 25, 2007
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A short jaunt from the Downclimb Approach and you'll reach a bunch of 5.10-5.13 climbs.

Getting There 

West of Central Bubba, east of Head Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ames Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ames Wall:
Prickly Bubba   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Tasty Flake   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 40'   
Let Them Eat Pancake   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Tongulation   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Michelin Man   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
Michelin Man Original Finish   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
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Featured Route For Ames Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Greg Larsen redpointing Michelin Man (11d) on Ames...

Michelin Man 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : Ames Wall
Definitely the best route on the wall, and one of the best of the grade at Bubba City!Start with several big moves on small slopers/crimps, which lead to an overhanging section with good holds. Score a great double-handjam rest, pull an awesome move to a good pocket, and head left at the 6th bolt for the 11d finish (the right bolt line is harder). Finish on very cool white rock....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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By Tara deCamp
From: Arlington, VA
Aug 20, 2017
I went here this morning. It seems kind of like a ghost town, but then again we were out very early, well before any other climbers. I've heard that Ames is the place to go if you want to avoid other people, and I can see why - everything seemed a bit chossy, damp, and sketchy, and some of the routes (most notably, Smoking Crack) were covered in massive spiderwebs with HUGE spiders in them right where your hands/body need to go. Heads up if you get squeamish or aren't prepared!

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