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South West Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.60799, -78.11347 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: John Kelbel on Sep 21, 2016
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BETA PHOTO: Located on the West side of the ridge, opposite th...

Description 

The South West Area offers a beautiful clean wall that is overhanging by about fifteen degrees and is approximately thirty to forty foot tall. There are some other tall boulders or short top rope outcrops as well in this area.

Getting There 

The approach is on very vague trails and for the first visit it’s recommended to come in from the south end. Walk down the main trail pass the Grand Corridor and continue for another two hundred feet, looking for an easy place to descend to the right. Continue to descend about half way to the river and start working your way back north. The beautiful clean wall is located adjacent to the Grand Corridor. At the left end of the wall there is a fixed rope allowing for a vertical escape up a ten foot corner. Follow the ramp up and left until you can turn right and a short bushwhack will bring you back to the start of the Grand Corridor.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Start left of the vertical crack.

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Rock Climbing Photo: "The beautiful clean wall that is overhanging...
BETA PHOTO: "The beautiful clean wall that is overhanging...
Rock Climbing Photo: Located on the West side of the ridge, opposite th...
Located on the West side of the ridge, opposite th...
Rock Climbing Photo: There are a few route possibilities on this wall. ...
BETA PHOTO: There are a few route possibilities on this wall. ...

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By Lex Rodgers
From: Martinsburg, WV
Apr 8, 2017
John- I didn't see a fixed rope. Is the cliff in this photo I took in the right area? If so, where is the rope in relation to this wall?

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