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New River Gorge
WHAT IS THE NRG EXTRAVAGANZA?
The New River Gorge (NRG) Extravaganza is a choose-your-own-adventure megatrip that the club puts on in the fall (some years; hopefully this becomes an annual tradition) to one of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the nation, perhaps world, which is only 3 hours from C’ville. The New River itself is 1 of 10 National Wild and Scenic Rivers in the US, and the gorge and surrounding area (including the Gauley River/Summersville area) hosts excellent white water kayaking for all levels, rafting, mountain and road biking, rock climbing, hiking/backpacking, and caving. Due to the outdoor rec opportunities and natural beauty, this area of West Virginia is also very popular for tourism. The club makes various trips to the NRG area each year but the goal of the extravaganza is to bring all of the club’s popular genres/activities and people together for 1 amazing weekend.
The New River Gorge is one of America’s top Rock Climbing destinations. Don’t believe me?
Watch Chris Sharma onsight proper soul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRFde1PhgbY
Here is the plan: leave c-ville around 5 on friday. drive to Rays. Festivities ensue. sleep. wake up and eat breakfast. go climbing (Junkyard, Bubba City, or somewhere easier) and head back to Rays. Eat some food and more festivities saturday night. NOTE I won’t have any climbing planned for you Sunday, but won’t be coming home till Sunday night, so make sure you have some adventure to attend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BEGINNERS are welcome. You do, however, need to know how to top rope belay. I will wait-list everyone until I get sport/trad lead belayers and climbers.
Food: I’ll pick up some very general camping type foods for the trip up to $8 per person per day
CAMPING: We’ll be staying at Ray’s Campground: http://www.rayscampground.com/
There is plenty of space, bathrooms/showers, firewood to purchase, and good people. For directions you can follow the link above or the “adventure destination” link posted with this adventure.
The club will cover your camp fee ($8.50 per person per night)
Tents, Sleeping Bags, sleeping pads, cooking gear, group climbing gear (ropes, draws, etc), food, gas $$ up to $150, camping fee, a ride
Shoes, Harness, Chalk Bag, ATC or GriGri (YOU CAN GET ALL THESE FROM GEAR ROOM BUT I WON’T DO IT FOR YOU), warm clothes, rain gearr, personal eating stuffs (bowl, spoon, fork, that kind of stuff), $ or food for the ride up, extra food/snacks, toiletries, a dog