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Endless Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.0567, -81.04531 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd, Chris Whisenhunt, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Chris Whisenhunt on Apr 10, 2007

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Endless Wall. Fall view from Kaymoor. October, 200...


4.5 mi. of unbroken cliff line! Only access is by rappelling or ladders.

South facing but shaded by trees, the land above the cliff generally slopes away from the cliff, therefore there is very little runoff in this area, unlike most other NRG walls.

New River Gorge sandstone, bullet hard, awesome features, solid placements.

This area is not guided which makes it prefect for the traveling climber to get away from the crowds at Junkyard and The Bridge Area Crags.

Any climber looking to get away from crowds and get a full day NRG experience on some great bullet hard sandstone, placing gear and/or clipping bolts this is by far the place to come!

Since the Endless Wall Trail has been voted number 1 hiking trail in a national park in the US it's getting a lot of traffic. With this traffic comes more issues. Especially parking. If you park along the road and your tires are touching the asphalt then you will get towed!

Getting There 

Take second right after bridge (heading north). Park at Fern Point trailhead (bottom of hill about 1 mi. from road).

Very few cliff breakdowns; access by ladders (Fern Point, Miner's ladders and Honeymooner's ladders) and rappel. Climbing out is also an option.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

196 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',48],['3 Stars',82],['2 Stars',50],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Endless Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Endless Wall:
Fantasy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   Fantasy Area
Black and Tan   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 80'   Fantasy Area
Remission   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Diamond Point
Party in My Mind   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Fern Point - Party Buttress
Strike A Scowl   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 75'   Diamond Point
Legacy   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   Snake Buttress
Mellifluous   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Fern Point
Discombobulated   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   Snake Buttress
Aesthetica   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Fantasy Area
Leave it to Jesus   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 80'   Diamond Point
Freaky Stylee   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Fern Point - Party Buttress
New World Order   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   Snake Buttress
Bullet the New Sky   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 80'   Snake Buttress
Jesus and Tequila    5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Honeymooner's Area
Dial 911   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Snake Buttress
Skylore Engine   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 95'   The Cirque
Quinsana Plus   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Honeymooner's Area
The Racist   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Snake Buttress
Ride The Lightning   5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Cirque
Proper Soul   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   The Cirque
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Featured Route For Endless Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Quinsana Plus

Quinsana Plus 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Honeymooner's Area
Start by climbing up the slab past the first 2 bolts to reach the overhang. At the overhang, traverse all the way to the left side to clip the 3rd bolt and get a shake out. From here, climb straight up on positive holds to reach a rail, clip the 4th bolt and traverse back right. Climb up, a bit left on small but positive holds to make a big reach to a positive hold and clip the 5th bolt. From here, traverse left, clip the 6th bolt and head up and left for a good shake. Traverse up and rig...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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By Matthew Carpenter
Apr 3, 2015
Endless wall is choss! It's not as big as they say it is, the rock is soft, the grades are soft, the climbs lack any sort thought-provoking movement. The routes are ugly and the rock is unaesthetic. The weather is gross and it's always crowded. Hikers throw their garbage down at you, and the locals...well they're a bunch of gumbyheaded ninnywaggers. Go to the Red instead, that's the only good spot in the whole region!
By Jake Jones
From: Richmond, VA
Apr 3, 2015
I completely and wholeheartedly support this statement! Thank you Matt for saying publicly what everyone knows to be true. The last sentence is particularly pertinent, and is the most solid advice I have ever heard and should be adhered to strictly.
By Zach Buecker
Oct 27, 2015
If the lots are full do not park on the shoulder of Lansing-Edmond Rd. Last Saturday cars were being towed. Park at another lot or see Matt's comment above...
By Chris Whisenhunt
From: Fayetteville, WV
Oct 27, 2015
Yeah I was out there watching it, I think it was mostly hikers. You can park anywhere as long as your tires are not on the asphalt.

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