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Cooper's Rock Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 2,146'
Location: 39.65612, -79.78688 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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Woodys arete V3 roadside rocks

Description 

Collection of Boulders and short toprope cliffs make for an enjoyable stop-off.

The boulders are highly featured and are great fun with or without a bouldering pad as most of the landings are pretty flat.

Baltimore locals who are very tired of Great Falls should make the drive through Cumberland Gap to come visit this interesting location.

American Grit!

If you get rained out you can stop by the gym at WVU's indoor climbing wall

Getting There 

Cooper's Rock State Forest is located along I-68, 13 miles east of Morgantown, WV. Take the Cooper's Rock State Forest exit (exit 15) on I-68 and turn south. Follow the park road to its end, where there is plentiful parking.

Climbing Season

For the Coopers Rock State Forest area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Cooper's Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cooper's Rock:
Woody's Arete   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Anti-Elvis   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   
George Washington's Nose   V5 6C     Boulder   
Roundhouse   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
Bat Eliminate   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Cooper's Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Max and I finally climbing this enjoyable crack.

DeTaro on Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  West Virginia : Coopers Rock State Forest : Cooper's Rock
Hand crack splitting the center of block. Crack starts narrow then flares to 4" at top. Crux is at the middle and top. Bring doubles of #1. The whole crack is slightly overhung the whole way. A number 4 will protect the crux well, but place it right or you'll deck if it blows. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

Photos of Cooper's Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: OW
OW
Rock Climbing Photo: Nicely featured stone.
Nicely featured stone.
Rock Climbing Photo: There are anchors on top to TR the thin slab.
There are anchors on top to TR the thin slab.
Rock Climbing Photo: This looks like Boux.
This looks like Boux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lots of variations on this overhanging jug ladder,...
Lots of variations on this overhanging jug ladder,...
Rock Climbing Photo: The nice hand crack goes at about 5.6
The nice hand crack goes at about 5.6
Rock Climbing Photo: Map of Cooper's Rock climbing.
BETA PHOTO: Map of Cooper's Rock climbing.

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By Brian Adzima
From: San Francisco
May 19, 2007
There's a few trips worth of top-roping, a couple of trad leads, and a lots and lots of high-quality bouldering on gritstone(?). The area is a state forest but access seems to be a perpetual problem.
By Ladd
Administrator
May 19, 2007
Yeah Gritstone.
By jay.kalamazoo
From: kalamazoo, mi
Nov 24, 2008
I found this park to be a great place to boulder. I thought the stone had a lot in common with seneca rocks.

You can find lots of places to be by your self and have quiet climb. No need for chalk- leave no trace and access will be less of a problem i think.
By Aaron Parlier
Administrator
From: Boone, NC
Oct 20, 2009
this place is amazing. I will make the 4 1/2 hour drive again for sure. the bouldering was worth every minute.
By Chad Namolik
From: Three Rivers, CA
Feb 26, 2010
Coopers is a great place to boulder, toprope, or do short trad leads. All styles of climbing can be found here. majority of climbing in the .11/.12 ranges, but enough for all levels of climbing. Fun place in a beautiful forest. Didn't know it was grit, thought it was sandstone-like rock. Fall is ideal time to visit.
By J tot
From: Tempe, AZ
Apr 15, 2011
it'd be nice to see this place sub-divided into the areas that it is

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