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Rock Climbing — Summersville Lake
Sport climbing with opportunities in the summer for free climbing right out of the lake (although this was recently made illegal by a new Army Corp of Engineers Regulation – contact your Rep. to complain). There are around 150 routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.13c, with the majority of climbs in the 5.10 and up range.
Directions from MorgantownI 79 south to 19 south to Summersville. The main climbing area parking is just north of the Summersville Lake Bridge.
Camping, Canoeing, Rock Climbing (Meadow River), Rock Climbing (New River Gorge), Whitewater (Lower Gauley), Whitewater (Upper Gauley) Whitewater (New River) Fishing, Sight Seeing
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 502 Eighth St., Huntington, W.Va. 25701
Project Manager (304) 872-3412. Call (304) 872-5809 for a 24 hour recording providing updated lake and stream information.
Web resources:rockclimbing.com – Summersville_Lake
Books -“New River Gorge, Meadow River and Summersville Lake” – Steve Cater; “Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland”- Eric J. Horst