The Glory Hole Rock Climbing
Chad Umbel going for a burn on the ulra classic Bl...
Collection of HARD sport lines that are all super fun.
Ultra classic LAB is a must do at 5.12d.
This wall offers up a bounty of routes for the hard-body rock guide during the sweltering summers.
Many of the classics here have fixed chains instead of fixed quickdraws because of recent scares of fixed draws breaking across the way at The Cirque on Endless Wall. Not all the climbs here have the chains, so make sure you inspect the fixed draws before you trust them with your life.
Park at Rogers take east trail down towards old coal mines
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Glory Hole
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Glory Hole:
Yowsah 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Blood Raid 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For The Glory Hole
Skull Fuck 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b WV
: The New River Gorge
: ... : The Glory Hole
For being among the easiest of the routes at the glory hole, this rig presents quite the series of challenges. Start off by climbing on a less than ideal rock-quality face, making your way around the right side of a large projecting tooth. Hunker down in an awkward position right below the roof to get ready for the business. Reach up and grab hold of a large flake with sloping jugs. Work all the way out to the lip of the roof and make a big move out right to a slopey crimp. Most people use the p...[more] Browse More Classics in WV
Latest Regional Forum Messages
The Glory Hole, after bailing
The Glory Hole. Rope is on Skull Fuck. LAB/Massa...
By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 2, 2009
For anyone looking for dry rock in the rain, this area stays dry during rain, however the rock tends to seep after a heavy rain. Even if it looks dry, many of the holds tend to be pretty clammy.
By Jonathan Metzman
From: Blacksburg, VA
Aug 29, 2013
As of 8/28/13 or earlier nearly every route besides the less traveled ones (burning cross, scar lover, against the grain) have brand new permadraws! Whip away!!