BETA PHOTO: Long Point on Summersville Lake, West Virginia
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.
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 For the Summersville and Gauley River area.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
31 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Long Point
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Wendigo 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 80'
Big Bang 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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R West Virginia
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Long Point
Begin from a boat on some jugs at the base of the arete. Continue up on some very small crimps on the orange face, and make a difficult, technical leftward traverse on more crimps (crux) to reach a jug around the other side of the arete. Continue up the arete on large holds and pull an exciting move off a perfect three finger pocket up high, then take it to a ledge at the top....[more] Browse More Classics in West Virginia
The view from the beach area of Long Point.
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.
Apr 20, 2015
thanks chris, could be we were in the wrong place then. so, beware to find the correct gully!