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
Proper Soul 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a West Virginia
: The New River Gorge
: ... : The Cirque
Out of all the routes on the 3 mile long Endless Wall, Proper Soul is considered to be the crown jewel. Its no longer the hardest route on the wall but its unrivaled beauty, accessibility, and athletic moves attract climbers of all abilities to try their hand at it. It is a modern day test piece of the New River Gorge and many climbers come to the gorge with the sole intent of sending this route.The route was originally bolted up to the beginning of the dihedral by NRG climbing pioneer Porter Ja...[more] Browse More Classics in West Virginia
The Cirque, looking downstream