This is the definitive guidebook covering the New River Gorge climbing area near the town of Fayetteville in West Virginia. This sandstone gorge provides a great variety of rock climbing from traditionally protected corners and cracks, to technical faces and overhanging sport routes.
The guidebook covers over 1,900 routes across 13 different areas along the New River Gorge, including the Endless Wall area. Endless Wall alone stretches for nearly 4 miles and is the definitive New River Gorge crag. This wall of immaculate sandstone has hundreds of cracks, corners, technical faces, arêtes, overhangs and slabs.
At the start of each main area there is a location map and approach details with a brief description of the type of climbing to be found, along with the best time of the year to climb. The guidebook uses a colour code to differentiate between traditional and sport routes: Blue = Sport climbs, and Red = Traditional climbs. All the routes are clearly shown on colour photo-topos along with a detailed description. At the beginning of the guidebook there is great map featuring the main roads and crag locations. There is also information about the local areas, about where to eat, where to stay and get fuel, along with a detailed history of New River Gorge rock climbing.
Published by Wolverine Publishing in October 2013, this guidebook is in English text, and includes many great action photographs.
Number of pages is 432.
Size is 150mm x 230mm.