The Coliseum Rock Climbing
Porter Jarrard on Apollo Reed (5.13a), Summersvill...
This area is the hard-body hangout.
If you can climb mid 5.12 come on over and try out Reckless Abandon
(5.12b/c) and Tobacco Road
(5.12c) they are the warm-ups.
If you can climb 5.13 bring a patience partner and be prepared to hangdog your way up Apollo Reed
(5.13a) or The Pod (5.13)
If you want a 5.14? FA come try out some of the equipped super-projects that have yet to go.
And for the rest of the non-mutants, there is also an awesome not-crowded swimming area right where the Reckless Abandon
belay ledge is.
From the ladders follow the cliffline to climber's left past Gun Wall
and you will find yourself under a large roof system, welcome.
Weather station 2.1 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Coliseum
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Coliseum:
Apollo Reed 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Pod 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
BC 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For The Coliseum
The Mercy Seat 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c West Virginia
: The New River Gorge
: ... : The Coliseum
Climb Apollo past the second bolt; bear left to blocky pinches below roof. Climb left bolt line past jugs to a hard move to get established in a dihedral. Make a cruxy clip to a big move up and left to a jug. Race through apollo-esque climbing to the "mercy seat" in the bottom of the big dihedral 1 bolt from the finish. Here it is, self-explanatory throwing up the dihedral required. Very fun!Good route, a bit harder than Apollo, but much easier than the Pod....[more] Browse More Classics in West Virginia
BETA PHOTO: In the dry season
The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, appar...
Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.