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First Strike Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ladd on May 18, 2007


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Very rarely visited cliff. It used to be more visited when the road didn't go up to Junkyard, nowadays people bypass this cliff for Junkyard goodness.

This wall starts as a low dirty cliff that never sees ascents. Once you see the alcove with a roof you'll know you have arrived and then you'll start jumping on some of the worthwhile climbs at this area.

The Floating Block is a particularly cool feature along this wall.

Getting There 

Beyond The Roc, west of South Bridge Wall. Park as for Bridge Buttress and walk west along trail. This cliff begins after breakdown.

Climbing Season

For the Bridge Area area.

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in First Strike Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for First Strike Area:
Midnight Moonlight   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
The Hopfenperle Special   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 80'   
Dark Hollow   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
First Strike   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For First Strike Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeremy F. Seconding Midnight Moonlight.

Midnight Moonlight 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : First Strike Area
A short dihedral at the top of a 4th class ramp with trees. Scramble up to the ledge and anchor the belayer to the large tree. Climb up the dihedral to a small roof finishing left and up to the top. The crux is topping out left around the roof. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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