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Haystack Area Rock Climbing 

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The Haystack Area is located between Roadside and Upper Rock City. It encompasses all of the rock below the overlook that is outside of the no climbing zone. This area includes the bouldering area Motorcycle Rocks and the rope climbing area Greenback Wall. The namesake of the area, Haystack Rock, is off limits to climbing after it slid several feet down the hill in the spring of 2004.

Getting There 

Take the Underlook Trail towards the base of the main overlook and take an unnamed trail to the left towards Haystack Rock. Continue on trails to the left without going too far downhill and you will see a small cliff facing the river, this is Greenback Wall. Continue following the trail downhill, the trail eventually passes through two large boulders, these are Motorcycle Rocks.

Climbing Season

For the Coopers Rock State Forest area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sprocket

Sprocket V2 5+  West Virginia : Coopers Rock State Forest : ... : Motorcycle Rocks
Sit start and pull on pockets and edges through the steep face then move onto the arete for a slabby topout....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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