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The Cirque

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Live and Let Live S 
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Nag S 
New Life S 
Norse Code S 
Power Lung S 
Proper Soul S 
Ride The Lightning S 
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Skylore Engine S 
Sloth S 
Superstition S 
Trebuchet S 
Warm-Up, The S 
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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).


Climbing Season


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+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
New Life   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Power Lung   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Hourglass   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
Graffiti   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sloth   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Finders Keepers   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Superstition   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   
Skylore Engine   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 95'   
Ride The Lightning   5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Proper Soul   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Cirque
Stefan Glowacz looking super calm and collected on Brian McCrays masterpiece, Ride The Lightning. This was Stefans' first trip to the NRG. He didn't pull of the send due to wet holds under the roof. But he did manage to onsight Apollo Reed, repoint The Pod, and almost onsight B.C. One of the most brilliant, and graceful rock climbers I have ever seen.

Ride The Lightning 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Cirque
Get ready for some real climbing on this one. Start climbing up the extremely thin, steep face until you reach the huge roof. At the roof start surfin out left doing underclings, hand jams, and even some chimney moves. This route literally has it all. Use a sixty meter rope....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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The Cirque, looking downstream
The Cirque, looking downstream
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