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Bubba City Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.09332, -81.09376 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on Sep 5, 2006

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This area is on the North/East side of the Gorge, and most cliffs get morning shade and afternoon sun.

Many climbers consider "Bubba Shitty" to be the worst area of the New River Gorge, due to shorter clifflines, chossier, more broken rock, and easier climbs that are short and climb chossy, broken rock. There are without a doubt some gems here, and crags like Sandstonia are popular with mixed groups of beginners and strongmen for good reason. Enjoy the new approach trail, courtesy of NRAC!

Getting There 

From 19 Take Ames Heights road west there are a few different parking areas, two main ones, but they aare both about 1-2 miles from 19.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

142 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',55],['2 Stars',60],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',3]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bubba City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bubba City:
Bobby D's Bunny   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Sandstonia
Daisy Cutter   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Beer Wall
Shady Lady   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sandstonia
Butterfly Flake   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Sandstonia
Mrs. Field's Follies   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Sandstonia
Geisha Girl   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Sandstonia
Cerveza Verde   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Beer Wall
Pay It Forward   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Sandstonia
Crescendo   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Sandstonia
The Good Book   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sandstonia
Zeitgeist   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 85'   Sandstonia
Decameron, The   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Sandstonia
Badass Tattoo   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 90'   Sandstonia
St. Pauli Girl   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   Beer Wall
Kinesthetica   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Sandstonia
Layback and Enjoy It   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   Sandstonia
G-String   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Sandstonia
King of Swing   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Kingfish
Sheer Energy   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Central Bubba
Michelin Man   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Ames Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: Start of crux traverse.

Decameron, The 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : Sandstonia
Begin in chimney and commence up right face through broken crack system and trend left around blocky bulge to base of dihedral (handcrack). Traverse left onto face, make a challenging clip, head for the arete (crux), and follow it to the top. Nice exposure and beautiful view. (Crux - inspect and strategize thoroughly, it's all there.) ...[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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By zachj Farris
Feb 17, 2016
Given that the various walls are sorted alphabetically rather than E to W or vice versa and can not be ordered that way (as best I can tell) and the map does not show the individual walls, it would be super helpful if somewhere on this page you could fill the reader in on the order of the walls. Additionally, the directions to the walls are widely inconsistent and based on locations of walls that are not given anywhere else (ex. East of one wall and west of another). Assuming one doesn't have the book I cannot see how it is possible to determine the layout of the various walls from what you have provided here. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
By Jake Jones
From: Richmond, VA
Feb 25, 2016
You're not wrong Zach. I think numbering walls to sort isn't the best option. I've suggested a sorting option for sub areas within larger areas to allow for L to R and R to L just like routes within a sub area.

For now though, I have fixed the Bubba City map and accurately marked each sub area (wall) in the correct location on the map. I also sent you a PM. Hope this helps.

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