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Long Point Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Long Point on Summersville Lake, West Virginia

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This is the long section of cliff on the opposite side of the lake from the Whippoorwill Area. It is home to some very nice trad lines as well as a few high quality sport climbs. The Long Point get's early morning sun until 12 or 1 PM. The wall just to the left of the beach descent trail (facing the lake) stays in the sun up to an hour longer than the rest of the cliff. It is only accessible during the low water periods for Summersville Lake.

Getting There 

Turn on to Airport Road and follow it for 2.5 miles to the locked gate. Park here (don't block the gate). From here walk along the dirt road. When you reach the second gate, take the faint trail immediately to the left. Follow this trail until you reach a T in the old archery range. At the T, go left and follow the trail, head slightly right when you reach shooting late 26 and follow down the hill. Near the lake you will find that the trail crosses a small stream, don't cross the steam but head down to the lake on the left side of the stream. After about 100 yds, the trail will head down to the right toward the drainage. Cross the drainage and you end up at the beach area of Long Point.

There are other approaches if you plan to climb further down the cliff and you don't feel like walking the lake bed all the way.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

31 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Long Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Long Point:
Wendigo   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 80'   
Blood Flower   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Opium of the People   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Big Bang   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Porter for Recorder   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Chopping Bloc 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : Long Point
I can't say I have seen better rock. Start with pulling on your rope (A0) until you get up and established on this beauty. Start with some interesting moves around the corner to the left and up. Utilize flat edge crimps mixed with sandpaper like rock until you are faced with some long moves to a classic NRG flat jug and sidepull/undercling. Use the holds just mentioned or find an alternative small crimp and go for it and figure out how to use all of the feet and get established up on a heinous m...[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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Rock Climbing Photo: The view from the beach area of Long Point.
The view from the beach area of Long Point.

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By aribtraryusername
From: Carson City, NV
Feb 11, 2015
re: approach gully to the Tip area--not for for dogs
for the separate approach to the Tip, the Wolverine guide describes the gully as easy for dogs. beware, it's not. it's not even easy for people. the walk all the way around to/from the Beach is long but 1,000% easier and safer
By Chris Whisenhunt
From: Fayetteville, WV
Feb 18, 2015
I've done this with multiple dogs and gear and never had an issue with it.
By aribtraryusername
From: Carson City, NV
Apr 20, 2015
thanks chris, could be we were in the wrong place then. so, beware to find the correct gully!
By Pnelson
May 23, 2017
Long Point was the scene for many of the quality routes in 2016's PsicoRock competition, the first DWS comp on real rock. Unfortunately, DWS is still illegal at Summersville!

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