Rock Climbing — Coopers Rock Climbing


Description

This is one of the best bouldering and top-rope sites in the eastern U.S. It offers a lifetime of high quality bouldering as well as lots of great top rope sites. The well known and more visited climbing spots include Sunset Wall, Roadside Rocks, Upper Rock City, Tilted Tree. These areas are identified on the Coopers Rock map, but there are many other spots waiting for personal exploration. Trails-Edge.com (link below) has a guide on line with route descriptions a bouldering guide and pdf maps of the sites. Navigate to Rock Climbing (upper left corner of the page) and then scroll down to Coopers Rock under the WV heading. Roof Rocks is another climbing site at Coopers that is not described in detail in the guides listed below. It is a great first time top-rope spot with around 10 climbs that are 5.3-5.6. Area Map


Directions from Morgantown

East on 68 to Coopers Rock Exit. For Roadside, Sunset, Upper Rock City and Tilted tree, Turn right and go 3 miles to the the main parking area. The climbers kiosk is on the left in the large gravel parking lot. Roadside trailhead is beside the kiosk. For Roof Rocks, turn right on the Henry Clay Iron Furnace rd and go almost to the end to a small trail on the left. The site is 25 yards down the trail.

Travel Time:

1/2hr

Activities:

Camping, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Fishing, Family Play, Cross Country Skiing, Mountain Biking, Sight Seeing

Address:

Coopers Rock State Forest Rt. 1 Box 270 Bruceton Mills, WV 26525

Phone/Email:

(304) 594-1561 coopersrock@wvdnr.gov

Web resources:

www.coopersrockstateforest.com/ and trails-edge.com

ORC Resources:

Books -“Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland”- Eric J. Horst; “Sunset Wall and the Big Blocks”- Adam Polinski

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