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Against the Grain S 
Blood Raid S 
Bloody Mushroom Stamp S 
Devil Doll S 
In the Flat Field S 
Lactic Acid Bath S 
Massacre S 
Mojo Hand S 
Skull Fuck S 
Skull Fuck Direct Finish S 
Yowsah S 

The Glory Hole Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.0449, -81.06561 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on Apr 11, 2007

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Collection of HARD sport lines that are all super fun.
Ultra classic LAB is a must do at 5.12d.

This wall offers up a bounty of routes for the hard-body rock guide during the sweltering summers.

Many of the classics here have fixed chains instead of fixed quickdraws because of recent scares of fixed draws breaking across the way at The Cirque on Endless Wall. Not all the climbs here have the chains, so make sure you inspect the fixed draws before you trust them with your life.

Getting There 

Park at Rogers take east trail down towards old coal mines

Climbing Season

For the Kaymoor area.

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Glory Hole

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Glory Hole:
Yowsah   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Skull Fuck   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 60'   
Lactic Acid Bath   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   
Devil Doll   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 60'   
Blood Raid   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Alexa Long at the rest before the last hard bit on...

Devil Doll 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : The Glory Hole
Climb LAB to the 5th bolt, but instead of going right on vicious underclings, diverge left to a crimp rail with horrendous feet. Heels and toes work well to keep you from falling. After some burlyness (I campused quite a few moves), pull onto the headwall and clip from a stellar jug. Keep it together for a couple more difficult moves before rendezvousing with the chains of Mojo. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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Rock Climbing Photo: Porter Jarrard on Lactic Acid Bath (5.12d), Kaymoo...
Porter Jarrard on Lactic Acid Bath (5.12d), Kaymoo...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Glory Hole.  Rope is on Skull Fuck.  LAB/Massa...
The Glory Hole. Rope is on Skull Fuck. LAB/Massa...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Glory Hole, after bailing
The Glory Hole, after bailing

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By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 2, 2009
For anyone looking for dry rock in the rain, this area stays dry during rain, however the rock tends to seep after a heavy rain. Even if it looks dry, many of the holds tend to be pretty clammy.
By Jonathan Metzman
From: Blacksburg, VA
Aug 29, 2013
As of 8/28/13 or earlier nearly every route besides the less traveled ones (burning cross, scar lover, against the grain) have brand new permadraws! Whip away!!

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