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Hawk's Nest Dam Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Great sandstone bouldering at the base of Hawk's Nest Dam. NRG is an amazing sport climbing area, so this place does not get as much attention. This area encompasses all of the bouldering in and around Hawk's Nest including CSX areas, Hawk's Nest areas, and Cotton Top and Bottom areas.

Getting There 

Take the Mountaineer expressway (US-19) towards Fayetteville. At Fayetteville, take state road 16 North, following signs towards Hawk's Nest Dam for 7/8 miles. Once you cross a large bridge, there is a parking area on the right. Hike .7 miles following signs for Hawk's Nest Dam.

Climbing Season

For the New River Gorge Proper area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',9],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',4],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hawk's Nest Dam

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hawk's Nest Dam:
Walking the Dog   V0- 4-     Boulder   Cotton Bottom : Slitty Titty Boulder
Puckerface   V2 5+     Boulder   Hawk's Nest Proper : Leaving Las Fayetteville Bo...
Leaving Las Fayetteville   V4- 6B     Boulder   Hawk's Nest Proper : Leaving Las Fayetteville Bo...
Mines of Moria   V4 6B     Boulder   Cotton Bottom : Malone Boulder
Parochial Verbiage   V4 6B     Boulder   Hawk's Nest Proper : Egg Boulder
Slopers Malone   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Cotton Bottom : Malone Boulder
White Eyebrow   V8 7B     Boulder   Hawk's Nest Proper : White Eyebrow Boulder
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Featured Route For Hawk's Nest Dam
Rock Climbing Photo: trying the eyebrow in the rain

White Eyebrow V8 7B  West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : White Eyebrow Boulder
Start from two crimps and move right hand into the eyebrow hold. Make a big move from here to a big gaston with your left hand. Match and top out up left. A grade or two easier starting from the eyebrow hold....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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