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Roof Rocks Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,868'
Location: 39.65119, -79.81717 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Foster Tucker on Feb 28, 2017
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A nice climbing area that features several top rope climbs as well as a few leads. It is also fairly tall for Coopers Rock averaging around 40-50 feet tall. Unlike most of the other climbing in the forest, Roof Rocks is located near the Henry Clay Furnace. This area is often guided and used by the ROTC for training. If there are already vans or more than a few cars in the pull-off, it is best to go somewhere else.

Getting There 

Soon after entering the first gate past the day use parking lot, there is a road leading to the right towards the Henry Clay Furnace. Follow that road for around 2 miles and you will see a pull-off on the left just before you get to the parking lot for the furnace. Park at this pull-off and follow the trail. The trail puts you on top of the cliff, you can set up your top rope from trees here. From this point you can either rappel in or follow a trail down through the squeeze chimney sized gap in the rock that leads you to the bottom.

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Weather station 3.0 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Roof Traverse

Roof Traverse 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  West Virginia : Coopers Rock State Forest : Roof Rocks
Climb onto a large block then follow a flake under the roof and up to the horizontal crack. Follow the crack, traversing under the entire roof to an old two bolt anchor. Make sure to protect your second on the traverse so they can clean the route safely without taking a big swing....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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