Climbing in West Virginia, WV
About West Virginia Climbing
RootsRated explores the best climbing in West Virginia. From outdoor crags to indoor gyms, let our experts help you find the perfect routes. Our destinations are chosen by outdoor experts who live and play in West Virginia, so you’re sure to find the top adventures and maybe even a few local secrets!
It’s like a tiny bit of Thailand plopped itself in the heart of southern West Virginia. Rock climbing at Summersville Lake will have you cooling down in crisp, clear waters between sweaty redpoint burns.
This secluded area with gorgeous views of the New River has amazing climbing without the crowds.
There’s more to Berkeley Springs than the soothing, historic mineral waters—check out these outdoor adventures.
Grab a board and hit the waves— in a land-locked state. West Virginia’s lakes and rapids are perfect for the nation’s trendiest watersport: stand-up paddleboarding, which has its roots in surfing.
Landlocked states don’t have a reputation for diving. But one local wasn’t going to let that stop her from chasing her passion.
There’s a new way to explore America’s best-known family feud. We’re talking, of course, about the Hatfields and the McCoys.
It’s not just physical exercise. The sport will also require your kids to use their brain power to figure out the best way up the wall. Lucky for you, West Virginia is home to a variety of well-known climbing camps and clinics for children.
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