116 Washington Avenue - A.K.A. Shred Shack
New River Gorge
Finally, a full month into the semester, the clouds appear to be parting to allow for a sweet, sweet weekend of sport climbing at our beloved New River Gorge. This area is one of the premier sport climbing destinations in the East, offering literally thousands of sport climbs of all levels for our enjoyment.
We’ll head out at the unholy hour of 5:00 AM on Saturday morning and arrive in charming Fayetteville, WV around 8:30 AM, where we will commence climbing at the crag of our choice. We can climb somewhere all day or sample several areas – the choice shall be ours. Eventually we’ll grow weary of touching rocks and retreat to the American Alpine Club’s luxurious campsite nearby to bask in the glow of a hard day’s physical exertion and stuff our faces with whichever forms of nourishment we have brought. The next morning (Sunday), we’ll hit the wall once more, wrapping up around 3-4 PM in order to return to the comfort of our homes around 8 PM.
STUF I GONNA BRING
Ropes, anchors, helmets, quickdraws
Camping stove, cookware, gas
STUF U GONNA NEED (mostly available at the gear room)
-Tent (we can sort out tent buddies on Thurs/Fri)
-quarters if you want to shower at the campsite
Food: (there is a grocery store in Fayetteville if necessary)
-Portable lunch for Saturday & Sunday
-Dinner for Saturday night, ideally something simple you can make in one pot
-Quick (or no-cook) breakfast for Sunday morning
-Plate or Bowl
-ur trusty spork
-water bottles (at least 2L)
-Sturdy hiking shoes or sneakers
*While there is theoretically no experience necessary for this trip, priority will be based on level of experience and belay certification. Even if you’ve never climbed before, join the waitlist – you might get lucky!*
If you’re an AAC member, let me know and we can get a discount on our campsite.
Trip capacity will be capped at 4 until more drivers/experienced climbers sign up. Normal reimbursement policy applies.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me or text me at (804) 248-5317!