Best Rock Climbing in Ansted

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West Virginia, Fayette County

00 :03 hrs
0.2 mi
35.87256 ft
Various

New River Gorge is one of the most popular areas to climb in the east. The rock is Nuttall Sandstone and similar to the Obed or Chattanooga region in Tennessee. Climbing is most pleasant in the spring and fall but can be done year-round at some crags. Cliffs are long and there are not a lot of beginner routes. Junkyard Area is located off Ames Heights Road just down from Alpine Pine Campground. It is a busy crag that offers several moderate routes, excellent cracks, quick and easy approach, and easy toprope access. Some classic crack routes not to be missed are Four Sheets to the Wind, New Yosemite, and Stuck in Another Dimension.

2

West Virginia, Fayette County

00 :11 hrs
0.5 mi
66.6698 ft
Various

New River Gorge is one of the most popular areas to climb in the east. The rock is Nuttall Sandstone and similar to the Obed or Chattanooga region in Tennessee. Climbing is most pleasant in the spring and fall but can be done year-round at some crags. Cliffs are long and there are not a lot of beginner routes. Located along Ames Heights road in New River Gorge, Bubba City is a huge area and one of the most popular crags. There is a wide selection of sport routes offering something for all levels. Central Bubba is the most popular wall at Bubba City. Routes are a little more challenging but there is a variety of difficulty.

3

West Virginia, Fayette County

00 :11 hrs
0.5 mi
68.119995 ft
Various

New River Gorge is one of the most popular areas to climb in the east. The rock is Nuttall Sandstone and similar to the Obed or Chattanooga region in Tennessee. Climbing is most pleasant in the spring and fall but can be done year-round at some crags. Cliffs are long and there are not a lot of beginner routes. Located along Ames Heights road in New River Gorge, Bubba City is a huge area and one of the most popular crags. There is a wide selection of sport routes offering something for all levels. Bubba Buttress is the first wall you come to after descending the small access gully. The first route at Bubba City, Face It Bubba is here and is a classic. Toprope access is easy.

4

West Virginia, Fayette County

00 :15 hrs
0.7 mi
69.64093 ft
Various

New River Gorge is one of the most popular areas to climb in the east. The rock is Nuttall Sandstone and similar to the Obed or Chattanooga region in Tennessee. Climbing is most pleasant in the spring and fall but can be done year-round at some crags. Cliffs are long and there are not a lot of beginner routes. Located along Ames Heights road in New River Gorge, Bubba City is a huge area and one of the most popular crags. Ames Wall is located just past Central Bubba and Rainbow Ledges. It offers some excellent face climbing with a mix of sport and trad routes. The Bubba City classic “Michelin Man” is the must do route.

5

West Virginia, Fayette County

00 :20 hrs
0.9 mi
85.90204 ft
Various

New River Gorge is one of the most popular areas to climb in the east. The rock is Nuttall Sandstone and similar to the Obed or Chattanooga region in Tennessee. Climbing is most pleasant in the spring and fall but can be done year-round at some crags. Cliffs are long and there are not a lot of beginner routes. Located along Ames Heights road in New River Gorge, Sandstonia is a newer developed area that is now very popular. The first routes were developed in 2003. Tattoo Wall is the first wall you run into along the approach. It offers a handful of quality sport routes of all levels. Park at the Good Luck Cemetery and follow the powerline to the Sandstonia turn off.

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West Virginia, Fayette County

00 :12 hrs
0.6 mi
68.149506 ft
Various

New River Gorge is one of the most popular areas to climb in the east. The rock is Nuttall Sandstone and similar to the Obed or Chattanooga region in Tennessee. Climbing is most pleasant in the spring and fall but can be done year-round at some crags. Cliffs are long and there are not a lot of beginner routes. Located along Ames Heights road in New River Gorge, Bubba City is a huge area and one of the most popular crags. Rainbow Ledge offers a good selection of sport and trad routes. It is a popular hangout crag. Top access is easy to setup for toprope.