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Sutton Lake  


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Sutton Lake is a 1,520-acre reservoir with 40 miles of shoreline on the Elk River in Braxton and Webster counties, West Virginia. Sutton Lake is located just upstream of Sutton, WV. It was authorized by Congress in the Flood Control Act of 1938. Construction of the dam began in 1956 and was completed in 1961. The dam is 210 feet high, 1,178 feet long, and constructed of concrete.

There are many rock out croppings around the lake that may offer bouldering and climbing routes.

Getting There 

I-79 near Flatwoods

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.3 miles from here

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Featured Route For Sutton Lake
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Dreams of Cali 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  WV : Sutton Lake : Lemonhead Rock
From the up hill side of the rock climb the first 10' to a large shelf. Move to the right and place a cam in the 2" crack below Lemon's lip then climb over the lip or place a stopper and sling as an aider to pass over the lip, the crux of the climb. There is a nice 1" crack to the right after you crest the lip. Use it to place pro or another aider to get your feet on the rock. Once standing on the lip there is a bolt to the left or a few nice cracks to place bomber pro. The route goes up and sl...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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