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Bridge Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.07223, -81.07949 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on May 2, 2007
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

Park at obvious pullout under the New River Gorge Bridge (heading north on rt 19 take three rights after crossing Bridge)

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.9 miles from here

74 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',44],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',5],['5.8',8],['5.9',8],['5.10',17],['5.11',13],['5.12',13],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bridge Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bridge Area:
Afternoon Delight   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 125'   The Pinnacle
Easily Flakey   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Horton's Tree   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Bridge Buttress
Where Real Men Dare   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 70'   Maranatha Area
Zag   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   Bridge Buttress
Chockstone   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Jaws   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Layback   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Bridge Buttress
Angel's Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, TR, 70'   Bridge Buttress
The Tree Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 85'   Bridge Buttress
Butterbeans   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Bridge Buttress
Gemini Crack - Rt.   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Promised Area
Promised   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Promised Area
Maranatha   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Maranatha Area
Labor Day   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 80'   Bridge Buttress
High Times   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 40'   Bridge Buttress
Handsome and Well-Hung   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Marionette   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Agent Orange   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 70'   Maranatha Area
Team Machine   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
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Featured Route For Bridge Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Past the lower section, getting set for the crux a...

Marionette 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : Bridge Buttress
Start off on a good flat hold that is often wet, and move into sequential tips laybacks (probably the crux moves). At the top of the corner is a slam dunk move out right to a sloper then traverse left on good jugs. A sharp fingerlock or a crimpy sidepull gets you out of the mini-roof. Deadpoint to a great jug. Fight the pump with big moves between great locks to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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