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Almost Heaven S 
Damn the Lieback, Full Stem Ahead! T 
Dining at the Altar S 
Hidden Pleasures T 
I Smell Arete S 
J-Tree Route T 
Moon Child Posse S 
New Clear Potato Meltdown S 
Pettifogger S 
Searching for Sanctuary T 
Shang S 
Shining, The T 
Thunderstruck S 
White Lightning  S 

White Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.04953, -81.0704 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on May 18, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Whitewall, Kaymoor NRG. Left - Dining at the Altar...

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Description 

This is a great shady wall that gives you more options if Butcher's Branch is too crowded. The trifecta of Dining at the Altar, Shang, and Pettifogger are excellent 5.12s that stay dry in the rain. Farther left and around the corner, check out Thunderstruck (5.12b), Almost Heaven (5.10), and The Shining for one of Kaymoor's best 5.11 cracks.

Getting There 

Hike as if approaching Butcher's Branch. After the trail has picked its way down through the broken rock bands, keep an eye out for a faint trail cutting back to climber's left (your right if hiking down the approach trail). It's not much of a trail, but after a couple minutes of picking through boulders and bushes, you'll see the impressive overhang of main White Wall. Total approach time is 10-15 minutes from the parking lot.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in White Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for White Wall:
Almost Heaven   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Shining   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 80'   
Moon Child Posse   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Dining at the Altar   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
Thunderstruck   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pettifogger   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   
Shang   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   
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Thunderstruck 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : White Wall
The New River Gorge Rock Climbs (Wolverine Publishing) guidebook says: "Begin by climbing the leaning flake to gain the face. The moves above are thought-provoking, powerful, and technical. Everything you're looking for in a world class route." Easy climbing leads up through the first three bolts, followed by a thin crack. Climbing thin edges leads up to a traverse and a dyno, with a crux at the top. This route is an extremely aesthetic line that is worth entering into 5.12 climbing for....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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