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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
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It will be ridiculously hot and humid and buggy. Jeff Mekolites
From HOTlanta, GA
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May 15, 2016
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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
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May 15, 2016
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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
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May 15, 2016
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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
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