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The Long Wall

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Chewy S 
Fifty Fifty S 
Flight Path S 
Flirting with E S 
Going Ballistic S 
Hot and Bothered S 
Maximum Overdrive S 
Menace Alert S 
Minimum Overdrive S 
No Way, Jose' S 
On the Porch S 
Quarryman's Hands S 
Ragged Reaction S 
Rocky Top Hilton S 
Seven Minutes of Heaven S 
Spice S 
Stone Cold Dixie S 
Under the Milky Way S 

The Long Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.24137, -80.84379 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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The left side of this wall holds warm-ups in the 5.9-5.10- range of the highest caliber. The right side holds hard 5.11 climbing of a higher caliber still. Many climbers will bypass this cliff in favor of Orange Oswald Wall but I think that not stopping and climbing these warm-ups is blasphemy because they are so good.

Getting There 

From the ladders. Follow the water to climbers right past the obvious swimming spot and the first shaded wall you see will be the left side of Long Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Long Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Long Wall:
Ragged Reaction   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Menace Alert   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Flight Path   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Chewy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Going Ballistic   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
No Way, Jose'   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Maximum Overdrive   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   
Under the Milky Way   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Flirting with E   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
Hot and Bothered   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
Stone Cold Dixie   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For The Long Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Falling off near the top of this AMAZING pitch.

Under the Milky Way 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : The Long Wall
Under the Milky Way takes the blunt arete that marks the left end of the Long Wall. Perform a bouldery move to get started (nice to have a good spotter or stick clip), then continue up sustained and technical moves to a crux high on the route. Bolted anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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By vanishing spy
Jul 25, 2016
Why are the names of some of these routes given different names than the ones in the Mike Williams guidebook?
By BrianWS
Jul 26, 2016
The names in the 2007 guidebook were likely not the ones originally given by the first ascentionists. They have since been revised in the updated guides and Rakkup content.

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