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Hasta La Vista 
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Live and Let Live 
Mr. McGoo 
Nag 
New Life 
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Power Lung 
Proper Soul 
Ride The Lightning 
Satanic Traverses 
Skylore Engine 
Sloth 
Superstition 
Trebuchet 
Warm-Up, The 
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The Cirque 


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Location: 38.05606, -81.04325 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Whisenhunt, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Apr 11, 2007
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Description 

Overhanging rock!! stays dry in the rain
Hope you can climb solid 5.12

There have been a couple of instances of the fixed draws/slings breaking here in he past few years, remember to inspect the gear, dont just clip it blindly.


Getting There 

Use Miners ladders (Cirque ladders).


20 Total Routes


['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',4],['5.12',10],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Cirque:
The Warm-Up   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
New Life   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Power Lung   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Hourglass   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
Graffiti   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sloth   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Finders Keepers   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Superstition   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   
Skylore Engine   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 95'   
Ride The Lightning   5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Proper Soul   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Cirque
Heather on Sloth going into the crux moves

Sloth 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Cirque
Difficult start with minimal footholds at a very shallow and short left facing corner. Figure out how to reach the obvious nice hold at the top of the shallow corner. Make another reachy move to a good hold and then traverse left about 6 ft to reach an awesome wide rail. From here, it's fairly easy moves on flakes to reach bolt 4. After the clip, reach up and right to reach a crimp and then increasingly positive holds, then traverse back left, trying not to barn door off a small flake below th...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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