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The Coliseum  

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Location: 38.2416, -80.8456 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd, Chris Whisenhunt, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on Jul 6, 2007

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This area is the hard-body hangout.

If you can climb mid 5.12 come on over and try out Reckless Abandon (5.12b/c) and Tobacco Road (5.12c) they are the warm-ups.

If you can climb 5.13 bring a patience partner and be prepared to hangdog your way up Apollo Reed (5.13a) or The Pod (5.13)

If you want a 5.14? FA come try out some of the equipped super-projects that have yet to go.

And for the rest of the non-mutants, there is also an awesome not-crowded swimming area right where the Reckless Abandon belay ledge is.

Getting There 

From the ladders follow the cliffline to climber's left past Gun Wall and you will find yourself under a large roof system, welcome.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Coliseum:
Reckless Abandon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Tobacco Road   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 100'   
Apollo Reed   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Mercy Seat   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pod   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
BC   5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For The Coliseum
Long clip before crux moves.

Tobacco Road 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Coliseum
This climb is as classic as its neighboors.Start up the easy ground just right of the mini-dark and damp cave, then you reach up and start traversing out the roof on very sharp but good holds, coming to the end of the traverse is the crux of the route and it'll make you work for it. The upper portion of the climb is easier than the rest and on rainy days it isn't even done, once you clip the last fixed extendable draw people just lower off so as not to get soaked by the rain....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

Photos of The Coliseum Slideshow Add Photo
In the dry season
BETA PHOTO: In the dry season
Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.
Pretty fall colors behind the Colosseum.
Beautiful fall day
Beautiful fall day
The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, appar...
The very pretty wall that Still Life climbs, appar...
Porter Jarrard on Apollo Reed (5.13a), Summersvill...
Porter Jarrard on Apollo Reed (5.13a), Summersvill...

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