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Anchors Away S 
Aqualung S 
Barnacle Bill S 
Belly of the Whale S 
Bends, The S 
Bird of Prey S 
Black Magic S 
Blood, Sweat and Chalk S 
Castaways S 
Davey Jones' Locker S 
Decompression Sickness S 
Early Retirement T,S 
Eddie’'s Arête S 
Edge-U-Cate  S 
First Aid S 
Hidden Treasure S 
Jump Start S 
Keelhauled S 
Last Laugh, The S 
Mostly Harmless S 
Neptune (?) S 
One for One S 
Rock Your World S 
Shipwrecked S 
Skid Marks T 
Super Amazing Sea Monkeys S 
Trident S 
Van Idle Route 1 S 
Van Idle Route 2 S 
Walk the Plank S 
Wintermute S 

Impact Zone Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Uphill from the parking lot wall.

Getting There 

Follow the trail uphill and upstream from the parking lot wall.

Climbing Season



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31 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',4],['5.10',13],['5.11',6],['5.12',4],['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 Impact Zone

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Impact Zone:
First Aid   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Castaways   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Jump Start   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 30'   
Shipwrecked   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Wintermute   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   
Blood, Sweat and Chalk   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 70'   
Anchors Away   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 35'   
Trident   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Aqualung   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   
The Last Laugh   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Neptune (?)   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Rock Your World   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Edge-U-Cate    5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Decompression Sickness   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Super Amazing Sea Monkeys   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 30'   
Walk the Plank   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
Barnacle Bill   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
The Bends   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 80'   
One for One   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Davey Jones' Locker   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Barnacle Bill 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  West Virginia : Franklin Gorge : ... : Impact Zone
Possibly the most popular (and for good reason) route of this grade here. The first 1/2 is steep climbing on good holds but don't dally because the pump is sneaking up on you. The crux is nailing the long moves to the big thankfully positive horizontal that cuts across this part of the wall. It isn't quite over yet with a few more technical moves remain before the shuts....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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By chipacles
Dec 16, 2015
Does anyone know the route name and grade between Black Magic and Wintermute? Starts on top of the boulder to the left of Wintermute...

It has a dangerously high third clip...not overly tough climbing between 2nd and 3rd, but definitely a groundfall if anything happens in between.
By Alan Nguyen
Aug 24, 2016
Does anybody know the name of the route just before the tunnel to the left of it with the big squared roof? Has what appears to be a heinous third clip where you need to double knee bar and clip right? My friends and I tried it and couldn't find it in the guide here at all.


Rock Climbing Photo: Heinous third clip.
Heinous third clip.

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