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Hawk's Nest

The New River's Best Bouldering

New River Gorge (The New) is mostly known for its climbing because of great sport routes and excellent exposure. The New hasn't had much bouldering development until Hawk's Nest was developed by locals recently. The area offers stellar bouldering problems ranging from V0-V8. The best time to climb here is in the fall or early spring but it does offer a nice summer getaway being so close to fresh water you can jump in whenever you get too hot.

THE DAM: Hawk's Nest bouldering area is located next to a dam. Obviously they will release water periodically throught the day. If you hear a siren sound (and beleive me you can hear it!) you must proceed to the main trail. You have 5 minutes before water is released. The water hardly ever reaches upto the bouldering area.

CAMPING: Camping can be found at Roger's near Kaymoor for five bucks a night (good for drinking etc), or for free at Cotton Hill (just down the road about 300 yards).

ROUTE INFO: Since we cannot name every boulder in this section the individual route names will be listed in alphabetical order.

Nearest town or city: Fayetteville
Directions: From I-19 go toward Fayetteville, then go North on state road 16. Drive for 7 miles until the road winds down to the river then crosses a bridge. Parking is on the right just after the bridge. Walk up the service road for about 10 minutes. Take the 4th trail on your right that has a sign reading "Hawk's Nest".

Latitude, Longitude: 38.11745, -81.13178
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Camping: Free
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Forum Discussions (3 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Anyone bouldering at NRG this Friday (4/16)? KirbyC 0 Apr 13 2010, 1:47 PM
With Replies Boulder collapse at Hawk's Nest knieveltech 8 Mar 04 2008, 5:26 PM
With Replies NEW NRG Bouldering Guide dabizon 2 Aug 14 2007, 10:39 PM