Monday Morning Local Crags: Summersville, WV

Monday morning local crags is an ongoing feature that we’ll be posting on Mondays. Mainly we want to make you nostalgic for the weekend and see if any of you climbing fiends have some insider info on specific routes or special spots where you love to go climbing.

Last week we focused on New River Gorge, WV, and this week we’ll cover it’s PIC (Partner in Crime), Summersville Lake, WV. Summersville’s climbing is considered by many to be an extension of the New River Gorge areas. The Lake already boasts hundreds of climbs from 5.7 to 5.14, but there remain miles of untapped (or inaccessible) cliff-line.

Most of the climbs are accessible year round, but a few trad and sport areas are only accessible by boat or during the fall and winter when the water from the lake is released through the dam. Deep water soloing is available spring and summer while the lake is full.