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Coopers Rock Climbing and Camping

September 9, 2021 - September 12, 2021


Enjoy two days of top-rope climbing and bouldering on super grippy sandstone while taking in beautiful West Virginia views along the Cheat River. This trip is being planned in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Explorers Club, so it is also an opportunity to meet new climbers.

Due to the nature of the trip and the climbing there’s no need to come with a belay partner. This trip is a great option for members interested in making the leap from gym to climbing outside. 


The club will help coordinate carpooling and any gear needs. Space is limited to 10 people so don’t delay in registering.



Coopers Rocks State Forest, WV 


Located just off I-68, about 13 miles from Morgantown




We will be camping at Chestnut Ridge Campground- http://chestnutridgepark.com/index.html and hope you want to join but we also understand that you may prefer other accommodations. To help plan camping please complete this form after you register for the trip so we know how many campsites to book (note you will have to pay for your campsite). https://forms.gle/RU363XAmVRf8mt2eA 


If you plan to camp, start thinking about your most favorite camping snack to share around the campfire on Saturday evening.  

Type of climbing:

Coopers Rock State Forest is a hidden gem for climbers in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is known for its stiff grades and “gritstone” like rock as well as a short approach for top rope climbing plus hundreds of bouldering problems.  





PATC-MS Member Only policy:

This event is for members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club-Mountaineering Section only, in good standing with liability waivers on file, unless otherwise stated.


This will be strictly enforced by event leaders. Any person who shows up to an event that is not a member and not registered will not be able to participate in the event.


Cancellation Policy:

If you can no longer make the event, please change your registration as soon as possible. This allows people on the wait list to join. If you fail to show for an event and do not cancel within 48 hours, you will be considered a no show. Club members who have 3 or more no shows will not be able to register for future events for a period of one year whether its due to failure to cancel or the person does not show up for the event at all.



Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may occur.


September 9, 2021
September 12, 2021
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Dak Hardwick
(571) 215-3008


Coopers Rocks State Forest
61 County Line Dr
Bruceton Mills, WV United States
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All PATC-MS events are subject to the terms of the membership Liability Waiver.  To review the terms of the waiver, or print if for your records, click here.