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The Coliseum Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.2416, -80.8456 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ladd on Jul 6, 2007
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Porter Jarrard on Apollo Reed (5.13a), Summersvill...

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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/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.

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

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['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',4],['>=5.14',2],['',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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Rock Climbing Photo: Ian on Apollo  Note the taped on bandana for the k...

Apollo Reed 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : The Coliseum
A classic jug haul. Some will argue the grade (ie they think it is soft, it may be only 12d but I give credit to Porter and honestly once you have any route dialed it does feel easier...) Tough crux at 2nd bolt with many different sequences, most people use a right knee bar to pull through. Grab anything smaller than a handful for the next 50 feet and look again...jugs abound. Pumpy redpoint crux above 8th bolt, then a fun roof....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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Rock Climbing Photo: Stil a ways to go...
Stil a ways to go...
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: The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, appar...
The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, appar...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.
Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.

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