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Location: 38.0708, -81.0818 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Whisenhunt, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd Raine on May 2, 2007
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The NRG Bridge. Climbing surrounds this obvious la...

Description 

Most instant satisfaction crags in the New River Gorge. Also, this area was among the first developed by early New River Gorge climbers. Many Climbers planning a day out will start off meeting here, then make plans.

Some great rainy day routes can be found here as the all of the crags have a southern aspect.

Getting There 

Park at obvious pullout under the New River Gorge Bridge (heading north on rt 19 take three rights after crossing Bridge)

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.0 miles from here

68 Total Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',6],['5.8',7],['5.9',7],['5.10',16],['5.11',13],['5.12',12],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',1],['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 Bridge Area:
Easily Flakey   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Zag   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   Bridge Buttress
Your Mother...   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Maranatha Area
Chockstone   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Jaws   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Layback   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Bridge Buttress
Butterbeans   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Bridge Buttress
The Tree Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 85'   Bridge Buttress
Angel's Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, TR, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Gemini Crack - Rt.   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Promised Area
Promised   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Promised Area
Maranatha   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Maranatha Area
Handsome and Well-Hung   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Bridge Buttress
Englishman's Crack   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Bridge Buttress
High Times   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad   Bridge Buttress
Marionette   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Dresden Corner   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 80'   Bridge Buttress
Strech Armstrong (a.k.a. Ruptured)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Bridge Buttress
Agent Orange   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 70'   Maranatha Area
Team Machine   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bridge Buttress
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Featured Route For Bridge Area
Ladd pulling the last moves above the crux.

Handsome and Well-Hung 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Bridge Buttress
Beautiful route.This route climbs the amazing looking corner under the roof. Very tenuous moves stemming in the corner with small gear and finger locks/laybacks just out of reach. This route has a beginning, middle(crux) and end.Crux of this climb is moving off a thin layback pinching a high undercling and deadpointing up and left with no feet. Smearing high and bumping up an right to a pinch then leaving your now comfortable undercling to get a jug way up there. Throw in a hand-jam and remember...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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Bridge after the rain. Still from a video.
Bridge after the rain. Still from a video.

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