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Cooper’s Rock

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm


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 Explorers Club of Pittsburgh so 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.

Meals will be your individual responsibility; there are restaurants nearby (but  not in the campground or state forest).

Space is limited to 10 people so don’t delay in registering. 


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://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBpmwg_SYnXSfjrvDXfA3OF7jvtAe1pVTBSHNbg1a-lLBSxg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Start thinking about your most favorite camping snack to share around the campfire on Saturday evening. The trip leaders will be bringing firewood and matches.


Coopers Rocks State Forest, WV

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



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.

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.

To cancel your reservation, go back to the event page scroll down to the RSVP portion. Click the red “view your RSVP” text and it will take you to another page where you can change your RSVP from “going” to “not going”.

Please note that this is not a guided event and none of our trip leaders are professional guides. You will be climbing on ropes set up by members of the club who are hobby climbers and not professionals. Climbing is an inherently dangerous sport and you do so at your own risk. You are responsible for yourself and your own safety at all times.


September 10 @ 8:00 am
September 11 @ 5:00 pm


Andy Bernat
Eric Fredriksen


Cooper’s Rock
61 County Line Dr
Bruceton, WV United States
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