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Location: 38.67516, -79.31026 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jake Jones on Apr 9, 2015  with updates from Elliott Becker
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Description 

The start of this area is visible and begins 50 feet from the parking area, and then extends upstream, climber's right and uphill for roughly a quarter mile or so.

Getting There 

Follow directions to the parking on the main page.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.7 miles from here

52 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',31],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',9],['5.10',20],['5.11',12],['5.12',6],['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 Main Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
First Aid   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Impact Zone
Castaways   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Impact Zone
Jump Start   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 30'   Impact Zone
Aloha    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   Contact Zone
Shipwrecked   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Impact Zone
Wintermute   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   Impact Zone
Blood, Sweat and Chalk   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 70'   Impact Zone
Anchors Away   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 35'   Impact Zone
The Last Laugh   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Impact Zone
Aqualung   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   Impact Zone
Bircham's Beach   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 70'   Contact Zone
Potential Energy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   Contact Zone
Break the Chain   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Contact Zone
Edge-U-Cate    5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Impact Zone
Decompression Sickness   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Impact Zone
Super Amazing Sea Monkeys   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 30'   Impact Zone
Barnacle Bill   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   Impact Zone
The Bends   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 80'   Impact Zone
Dynosaurus   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Contact Zone
Davey Jones' Locker   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Impact Zone
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Featured Route For Main Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Heather Sudlow bearing down on some crimps at the ...

Edge-U-Cate 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  West Virginia : Franklin Gorge : ... : Impact Zone
Despite the long approach and the route’s short height, Edge-u-cation is one of the most unique and best climbs at Franklin. For slab lovers a must do. Follow narrow crack past first bolt then traverse right and move up slab on good crimps to anchors above. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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