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A Moment of Clarity S 
Aloha  S 
Barney Rubble S 
Bircham's Beach S 
Break the Chain S 
Dynosaurus S 
Eddie's 10b Roof S 
Franklinstein S 
Gray Matter S 
Lost Planet Airman S 
Potential Energy S 
Raised by Sasquatch S 
Roofasaurus S 
Sizzle S 
Sticks and Stones S 

Contact Zone Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Uphill and upstream, climber's right from the main parking area.

Getting There 

Follow the trail uphill.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.7 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',4],['5.11',5],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Contact Zone

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Contact Zone:
Aloha    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   
Franklinstein   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Raised by Sasquatch   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Bircham's Beach   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 70'   
Potential Energy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
Eddie's 10b Roof   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Break the Chain   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
A Moment of Clarity   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
Barney Rubble   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Roofasaurus   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
Dynosaurus   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sizzle   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Sticks and Stones 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  West Virginia : Franklin Gorge : ... : Contact Zone
RC.com says 5.7, but I don't think so at all. This is 5.8 if you stay direct and don't wander right of the boltline to get up and right of the 3rd bolt. A decent line with a solid crux around the 3rd bolt leads to easier climbing afterwards. Start on some good face holds to a blank section that will keep you on your toes. Then a casual stroll on lower quality rock to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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