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The Coliseum Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,655'
Location: 38.2416, -80.8456 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on Jul 6, 2007
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Description 

This area is the hard-body hangout.

If you can climb mid 5.12 come on over and try out Reckless Abandon (5.12b) and Tobacco Road (5.12a); 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 Pod (5.13b)

If you want a 5.14? Check out Quarryman, Still Life, or the hardest route in the area, Superpod. There are still a few unsent mega-hard projects here too.

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.

Getting There 

From the ladders follow the cliffline to climber's left past Gun Wall and you will find yourself under a large roof system, welcome.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',4],['5.13',5],['>=5.14',3],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Coliseum

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Coliseum:
Reckless Abandon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Tobacco Road   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 100'   
Apollo Reed   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Mercy Seat   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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'   
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Featured Route For The Coliseum
Rock Climbing Photo: Long clip before crux moves.

Tobacco Road 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : The Coliseum
Start up the easy ground just right of the mini-dark and damp cave, then you reach up and start traversing out the roof on very sharp but good holds, coming to the end of the traverse is the crux of the route and it'll make you work for it. The upper portion of the climb is easier than the rest and on rainy days it isn't even done, once you clip the last fixed extendable draw people just lower off so as not to get soaked by the rain....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

Photos of The Coliseum Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Stil a ways to go...
Stil a ways to go...
Rock Climbing Photo: The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, appar...
The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, appar...
Rock Climbing Photo: In the dry season
BETA PHOTO: In the dry season
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful fall day
Beautiful fall day
Rock Climbing Photo: Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.
Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.

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