New River Rock Vol. 2
Covers the climbing north of the main gorge of the New; 1400+ routes
New River Gorge climbing is a unique combination of excellent, historic trad and equally excellent, historic sport. Unlike its main “rival” crag, Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, the New holds equal lure for both trad and sport climbers. No surprise to the tradsters: the Nuttall Sandstone is harder than granite and riddled with excellent cracks of all sizes. Fair enough, say the sportsters, but the bolted climbing is some of the best and most varied anywhere! The specialty of the house is technical climbing that will test your ingenuity, footwork, and finger strength, but there are plenty of massively overhanging sectors for those who just want to grab big holds and pull. There is so much climbing in the New that the author had to split it into two volumes, each with a lifetime’s worth of routes to explore.
Expected to begin shipping in late June 2021.
Volume 2 – The Meadow, Gauley, and Summersville Lake
This volume documents the climbing north of the main gorge of the New, over 1400 routes on the crags long the Meadow and Gauley rivers and surrounding Summersville Lake. Many of the crags here are close to fine swimming holes, making them favorites for summer climbing. The Coliseum at the Lake is arguably the most sought-after hardperson’s crag in the entire region, and as of 2021 boasts the hardest sport climb in the East. Just a short stroll away is Orange Oswald, likely the most popular 5.10 sport crag in the New. And the steep, psychedelic rock of the Meadow must be seen to be believed.
2021, 3rd Edition
Mfg Sku/Part Number:
-- Meadow South Side
-- Lower Meadow
-- Upper Meadow
-- Summersville Lake main area
-- Lont Point
-- Gauley Crag
-- Carnifex Ferry
-- premium sewn binding
-- entertaining route descriptions
-- up-to-date beta on over 1400 routes
-- detailed history
-- camping and apres-climb stuff
-- inspiring color photos