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The furthest down the road of the main areas at Coopers. A bit more crowded than Tilted Tree or Roadside, especially with non-climber tourist hikers, who love to ask you questions.

Getting There 

Drive to the end of the road, to where there is a concessionaire stand and a turnaround/parking area. Hike to the left of the building, staying to the right of the main overlook trails. Shortly, you will see an obvious break through a cliffline, which has some slab steps set into it. This will take you down to the Rattlesnake Trail, which runs along most of the great bouldering areas here.

Climbing Season

For the Coopers Rock State Forest area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Rock City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Rock City:
Tomb Raider   V3- 6A     Boulder   Tomb Raider Area
Poundin' The Pooch   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Tomb Raider Area
Ship's Prow   V5 6C     Boulder   Tomb Raider Area
Roundhouse   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Roundhouse Boulder
Raiders of the Lost Tomb   V5+ 6C+     Boulder   Tomb Raider Area
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Featured Route For Upper Rock City
Rock Climbing Photo: Working through the crux sequence.

George Washington's Nose V5 6C  WV : Coopers Rock State Forest : ... : Tomb Raider Area
Sit start under low roof on large holds. Move up and out to smaller holds before traversing left into the crux, which consists of 2-3 body tension oriented moves with tricky feet. Finish up and left on jug....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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