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Bridge Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.07223, -81.07949 View Map  Incorrect?
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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

73 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',44],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',5],['5.8',7],['5.9',8],['5.10',17],['5.11',13],['5.12',13],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',3],['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:
Easily Flakey   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Afternoon Delight   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 125'   The Pinnacle
Zag   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   Bridge Buttress
Your Mother...   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Maranatha Area
Layback   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Bridge Buttress
Jaws   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Chockstone   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Angel's Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, TR, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Gemini Crack - Rt.   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Promised Area
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
Labor Day   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Maranatha   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Maranatha Area
High Times   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 40'   Bridge Buttress
Handsome and Well-Hung   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Englishman's Crack   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   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
Dresden Corner   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 70'   Bridge Buttress
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: Michael Martin pulling the mono divot crux on this...

Team Machine 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Bridge Buttress
An amazing slab route that requires both technique and hard crimping. This route has varied climbing and is hard for both short and tall people. The crux move is moving left off of a terrible mono divot with a very bad foot match.This is a great climb for the 5.12 experienced climber to enjoy!...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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