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May 15, 2016
Is it comfortable to climb at the New River Gorge or Red River Gorge in late July or is it ridiculously hot?

I'll be a ~6hr drive away for non-climbing reasons and trying to decide if it is worth spending a few days climbing as well or if I should just return home.

Keep in mind I live in Eastern Canada so hot weather is not my thing :)
Five15Factor2
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May 15, 2016
It will be ridiculously hot and humid and buggy. Jeff Mekolites
From HOTlanta, GA
Joined Jan 4, 2007
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May 15, 2016
Five15Factor2 wrote:
Is it comfortable to climb at the New River Gorge or Red River Gorge in late July or is it ridiculously hot? I'll be a ~6hr drive away for non-climbing reasons and trying to decide if it is worth spending a few days climbing as well or if I should just return home. Keep in mind I live in Eastern Canada so hot weather is not my thing :)


Late July tends to be warm (80s) and humid. Going out early and finding shady routes helps.
Nick Nystrom
From Pittsburgh, PA
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May 15, 2016
I personally climbing at the NRG during July/August however it's possible and with the right beta can be pretty enjoyable. It all depends on what you are trying to climb. Chris Whisenhunt
From Fayetteville, WV
Joined Jun 9, 2010
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May 15, 2016
I climbed at the Red last July. Yes, it is hot and humid - but find a shady crag and it will be fine! Bring extra chalk and climb juggy routes and you'll be golden. kimran
Joined May 26, 2015
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