Slideshow (49 photos)

New River Gorge (map)

New River Gorge Weather


West Virginia Climbing


The single-span bridge over New River Gorge


Thems Jammer's Hands

  Beauty Mountain

Jim and Lucie sitting at the base of Burning Calves, Beauty Mountain


Chasing The Wind: The 2nd pitch finger crack -- very hard moves intersperced with rests and great protection; I placed nearly an entire set of wires in this 100' pitch


Burning Calves: Shallow jams at the crux, belayed from below by Joe


Burning Calves: Jamming on Burning Calves


Burning Calves: Jamming on Burning Calves

Burning Calves: Burning it up on Burning Calves

Burning Calves: Burning it up on Burning Calves


Burning Calves: Burning it up on Burning Calves


Super Crack: Climbing out of the cave at the start of Super Crack


Super Crack: Steep moves out of the chimney lead to easier climbing


Super Crack: Placing gear near the start

Super Crack: Moving around the nose


Super Crack: Jeremy back cleans a piece that would otherwise cause rope drag


Super Crack: Climbing the upper crack of Super Crack


Super Crack: Joe offers support from below


Bat Crack: Joe in the middle of the thin crux; secret beta -- move right

  Bridge Buttress

Jaws: Shoe-ing up after climbing Jaws (and 10 hours of driving)


Zag: John stuff himself into a crack on the final moves of Zag


Marionette: Wow, what a route; Todd wasn't successful this time, maybe because of that giant rack of gear


Zag: John stuffed in a crack at the top of Zag

  Endless Wall

Lucie posed in front of the New River


The New River from near Fern Point


Jeremy shoes up for Strike a Scowl


At the start of "Bonemaster", belayed by Joe

Easy climbing in the midsection of the route


Getting established on the slopers just past the crux


The gang gathered outside the Cathedral Café, Fayetteville


Tad and Tommy show off their massive arms

  Fern Buttress

Cresenta: Tad traversing under the arch of Cresenta


Cresenta: The gang at the base of Cresenta just before a downpour


Cresenta: Traversing beneath the large overhang on Cresenta


Triple Treat: A hard .10a, Triple Treat packs a punch at the roof

  Fern Point

Party In Your Mind: Joe partying on Party in Your Mind

Smooth Operator: Will placing gear in the super Smooth Operator


Smooth Operator: Jamming the perfect cracks of Smooth Operator


Four Sheets to the Wind: Jeremy nearly splits his pants in a wide stem

New Yosemite: Climbing the perfect hand crack of New Yosemite


New Yosemite: Hanging from a jam while clipping gear


Reachers of Habbit: Thin moves on "Reachers"

Stuck in Another Dimension: Squeezing out of the chimney at the start; I thought this was the crux of the route


Stuck in Another Dimension: At the top of the crack…just a couple more moves until the rest


The Contortionist: Moving into the offwidth crack at the start


The Entertainer: At the start of The Entertainer


The "Miguel's" of the New


Roger hangs out with climbers at his place in Kaymoor

  Mountain State Campground

Doing a headstand to prepare for the day

  Orchard Wall

Anal Clenching Adventures: Tad having an adventure at the New