Summersville Lake - Rock Climbing
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.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Summersville Lake has an impressive array of routes from 5.8 to 5.14. Home to a host of high-quality, single-pitch sport and trad routes, Summersville Lake is not in the New River Gorge proper, but due to its proximity, it’s considered a part of the area commonly called as "The New."
Time To Complete
As long as you like.
Despite its name, Summersville Lake is the quintessential year-round crag.
There's a ladder you have to climb down to get in, and it's a tightly packed thin strip of land between the cliff and the water.