The Cirque makes for a fantastic winter season cra...
Overhanging rock!! stays dry in the rain
Hope you can climb solid 5.12
There have been a couple of instances of the fixed draws/slings breaking here in he past few years, remember to inspect the gear, dont just clip it blindly.
Use Miners ladders (Cirque ladders).
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
22 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Cirque
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Cirque:
New Life 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Power Lung 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Graffiti 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Hourglass 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 70'
Sloth 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Proper Soul 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For The Cirque
Sloth 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b West Virginia
: The New River Gorge
: ... : The Cirque
Difficult start with minimal footholds at a very shallow and short left facing corner. Figure out how to reach the obvious nice hold at the top of the shallow corner. Make another reachy move to a good hold and then traverse left about 6 ft to reach an awesome wide rail. From here, it's fairly easy moves on flakes to reach bolt 4. After the clip, reach up and right to reach a crimp and then increasingly positive holds, then traverse back left, trying not to barn door off a small flake below th...[more] Browse More Classics in West Virginia
The Cirque, looking downstream