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The Cirque

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L to R R to L Alpha
Finders Keepers S 
Freedom Tree S 
Graffiti S 
Hasta La Vista S 
Hourglass S 
Live and Let Live S 
Mr. McGoo S 
Nag S 
New Life S 
Norse Code S 
Power Lung S 
Proper Soul S 
Ride The Lightning S 
Satanic Traverses S 
Skylore Engine S 
Sloth S 
Superstition S 
Trebuchet S 
Warm-Up, The S 
Where's Bulimia? T 

The Cirque  


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Location: 38.05606, -81.04325 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd Raine, Chris Whisenhunt, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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The Cirque makes for a fantastic winter season cra...

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



Weather station 4.8 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['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, 100'   
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'   
Finders Keepers   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hasta La Vista   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sloth   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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
Perfect early spring weather... except for the run...

Proper Soul 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Cirque
Out of all the routes on the 3 mile long Endless Wall, Proper Soul is considered to be the crown jewel. Its no longer the hardest route on the wall but its unrivaled beauty, accessibility, and athletic moves attract climbers of all abilities to try their hand at it. It is a modern day test piece of the New River Gorge and many climbers come to the gorge with the sole intent of sending this route.The route was originally bolted up to the beginning of the dihedral by NRG climbing pioneer Porter Ja...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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The Cirque in profile.
The Cirque, looking downstream
The Cirque, looking downstream

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