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Upper Rock City Rock Climbing 

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The furthest down the road of the main areas at Coopers. A bit more crowded than Tilted Tree or Roadside, especially with non-climber tourist hikers, who love to ask you questions.

Getting There 

Drive to the end of the road, to where there is a concessionaire stand and a turnaround/parking area. Hike to the left of the building, staying to the right of the main overlook trails. Shortly, you will see an obvious break through a cliffline, which has some slab steps set into it. This will take you down to the Rattlesnake Trail, which runs along most of the great bouldering areas here.

Climbing Season

For the Coopers Rock State Forest area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Rock City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Rock City:
Tomb Raider   V3- 6A     Boulder   Tomb Raider Area
Poundin' The Pooch   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Tomb Raider Area
Ship's Prow   V5 6C     Boulder   Tomb Raider Area
Roundhouse   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Roundhouse Boulder
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Featured Route For Upper Rock City
Rock Climbing Photo: Knife Fink

Knife Fink V1 5  West Virginia : Coopers Rock State Forest : ... : Knife Fink Area
Sit start and climb the fantastic arete. This route offers great holds and great moves from bottom to top. It is a little hard for the grade and has a very bad landing so make sure you have a few pads and a spotter....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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By Jacob Sustrich
Jul 3, 2017
This area definitely has some of the better offerings of mid-level routes at Cooper's, at least out of the main/more trafficked areas. Take a guidebook, though, there's several dozens of good problems not available on here.

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