Bridge Area Rock Climbing
Bridge after the rain. Still from a video.
Most instant satisfaction crags in the New River Gorge. Also, this area was among the first developed by early New River Gorge climbers. Many Climbers planning a day out will start off meeting here, then make plans.
Some great rainy day routes can be found here as the all of the crags have a southern aspect.
Park at obvious pullout under the New River Gorge Bridge (heading north on rt 19 take three rights after crossing Bridge)
Weather station 3.9 miles from here
73 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',44],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Bridge Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bridge Area:
Featured Route For Bridge Area
Dresden Corner 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
R West Virginia
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Bridge Buttress
Awesome route. Protects pretty well with small TCU's and nuts all the way to the bolt. At the bolt there are some decent horizontal holds where it's possible to rest and it is also the last place to retreat without taking a whip. From here take a deep breath, go up and commit to the crux. Unless you can stop in the middle of a 5.11+ lieback, placing gear is possible only after the crux. Some 5.9 moves through or around the small roof finish the route....[more] Browse More Classics in West Virginia
The NRG Bridge. Climbing surrounds this obvious la...