New River Gorge, WV Rock Climbing


Rock climbing in the New River Gorge, WV

“Can I Do it Till I Need Glasses 5.10C”

The New River Gorge region is composed of three river gorges – New, Gauley, and Meadow. Between these areas, there are thousands of routes, which attract rock climbers from all over the world! Within the miles of rock, you are sure to find the perfect route for any style. The area really does have every type of climbing: cracks, faces, slabs, overhangs, roofs, top rope, sport, trad and bouldering. The Gorge also has a variety of other outdoor recreation such as class V whitewater, cross country trails for mountain biking, hiking, or running and just a few swimming holes for summer afternoons. All of this is centered around the iconic New River Gorge Bridge!

Rock climbing at the New River Gorge

“Easily Flakey 5.7”


Area Information

Closest City: Fayetteville, WV

Where to Stay:

Ray’s Campground has drive-in tent sites, cabins, group sites and RV camping. Most sites have a picnic table and fire ring. There is a centrally located covered pavilion and bathhouse. The hospitality from Ray and Drenn is sure to make it your regular camping spot.
1199 Sunday Road, Hico, WV 25854
(304) 658-4386

Gorge Gateway Center has cabins, drive-in camping, and RV sites. The campground has a central bathhouse.
130 Laurel Creek Rd, Fayetteville, WV 25840
(304) 574-1802

Quality Inn New River Gorge is the closest hotel to Fayetteville and climbing. It is located just south of town on US 19 at the intersection of Laurel St beside DQ.

Where to Eat:

Fayetteville hosts some spectacular local restaurants within town and just down the road in Oak Hill, there are chain restaurants. The area has some of the best food of any climbing area on the East Coast. Below are a few of our favorites.

Pies and Pints has great pizza and beer on tap! They have some truly original pies that tend to be the staple of most climbers’ trips to the NRG.
219 W Maple Ave, Fayetteville, WV 25840
(304) 574-2200

Secret Sandwich Society offers gourmet sandwiches for lunch and dinner. It’s not a Secret!
103 1/2 Keller Avenue, Keller Ave, Fayetteville, WV 25840
(304) 574-4777

Cathedral Café in downtown is the place to be in the morning if you’re looking for a climbing partner, coffee, or some pecan or sweet potato pancakes!
134 S Court St, Fayetteville, WV 25840
(304) 574-0202

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