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About Bubba City:

Shunned by some, sought after by others, Bubba City never fails to please those who spend time there. Though she's known for moderate sport climbs, Bubba can bring the heat for sporties and traddies alike.

There is weirdness, however, in the trail access, which is ever changing. Mike Williams' New River Gorge Rock Climbs has up-to-date info as of this post. You might also try the NRAC website:

Nearest town or city: Fayetteville, WV

Going north on 19, Make a left onto Ames Heights Rd., going past Class VI rafting company.

The Beer Wall (Bubba Buttress, etc) parking is a small gravel lot on the right. Hike the gravel road on the left side of Ames Heights until you see a tree on the left with lots of orange flagging tape (could change at any moment). That's your turn. Soon, you'll come to an intersection with a large trail. Continue straight across. It'll take you into a gully and right down to the crag bottom between Bubba Buttress and Central Bubba. If you're looking for climbs further upstream, you can also hike the gravel road to its end at a gas well, then look for a small trail off the left side of the clearing. That one will bring you down at Headless Wall. Turn left for Head Wall.

For Sandstonia, drive past the First parking area and look for a cemetery on the left. You can park in the grass at the foot of the hill under the cemetery, where the power lines come out to the road. Hike the power lines to the fourth tower at the crest of a big hill. Turn left down a good trail on the top of that hill. This trail will bring you down between Tattoo Wall (go left) and Kingfish (right).

Just in case anybody missed it, the old parking for Sandstonia at the gas well right next to the road (past the cemetery) is CLOSED. Please don't park there.

In both cases, you still need a parking permit. You can get one from the Wild Rock office on the Class-VI raft company's campus, which is, again, on the left before you get to either parking area.

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Access Issues:
Camping: Pay
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Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime

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Forum Discussions (13 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Partner needed. Early next week (Sun, Mon-ish through Wed) bobruef 0 Sep 02 2011, 6:03 PM
With Replies Reaches from Hell - What the hell? hyhuu 1 Mar 09 2011, 12:40 PM
With Replies Top Roping Anchors? senditbig 1 May 12 2010, 9:49 PM
With Replies Bubba City parking the1esteban 4 Sep 11 2009, 10:22 PM
With Replies Permits Required At Bubba City? jkd159 14 Sep 17 2008, 7:45 PM
With Replies Where the heck is Bobby D'S bunny? dallas27 1 Sep 19 2007, 2:49 AM
With Replies Bubba City approaches (including Sandstonia) j_ung 11 Jun 05 2009, 2:42 PM
With Replies 4wd trail to parking lot - Tatoo Wall acarp 7 Sep 03 2007, 5:08 PM
With Replies Best spot in the rain? dirtking360 2 Apr 03 2007, 3:04 AM
No Replies Sunglasses Found at Tattoo Wall boss 0 Nov 10 2004, 5:41 AM
With Replies Bees at Tattoo Wall boss 1 Sep 14 2004, 11:43 AM
With Replies Bubba City leaverbiner 19 Jun 02 2004, 2:56 PM
With Replies Areas dbrayack 1 Jul 11 2003, 9:35 PM