Long Mountain [rock(tr,trad)]

Long Mountain Cliffs


Long Mountain is a high ridge running along the East side of Trout Run Valley. There are tremendous views to the West looking over Big Schloss and the Shenandoah valley. Views to the East look out over the rolling ridges of West VA.

Most of the climbing is trad climbing. Top ropes can be set with caution because the top of the cliffs are lacking in decent size trees. There are some huge boulders that can be slung. Use caution. Climbs are 45 to 80feet in height.

Since the area doesn't get a lot of traffic expect full on adventure climbing including loose rock. This ain't gym climbing.

Climbing Gear

Standard climbing rack and 50/60m rope.


Below is the link to the Long Mountain Guide. If you use it and go there please let me know what you think (accuracy, grades, etc) and definitely let me know if you add any routes so that I can add them to the guide. Its a work in progress.

Long Mountain Climbing Guide (Revised 10/13/2011)

Cell Phone Coverage/Internet Access

There is excellent mobile phone coverage for the cliffs and along the approach ridge.


Check weather reports for Woodstock VA and Wardensville WV.


There is a super Wal-Mart at the I-81 exit for basic stuff.

Getting There

See the above guide for detailed directions.

Where to Stay

Camping at the Wolfgap campground, at the Long Mountain trail-head and on the ridge immediately East of the cliffs.

Where to Eat

At the Woodstock exit off I-81 there are various fast food joints on the East/South side of I-81 including McDs, Sheetz, B-King. On the West/North side of I-81 there are several small sit down restaurants. Look in the Wal-Mart plaza.


A partial list of climbs:
  • Almost Severance, 5.7
  • Attack Of The Lady Bugs
  • Attic Suspense
  • Biscuit Bun
  • Crispy Finish, 5.7
  • Enter Stage Right
  • Explanation Complete, 5.9
  • Fun Bags
  • Fun N' Happy, 5.3 70'
  • Fun N' Runnel, 5.7 70'
  • Gravity’s Left, 5.8
  • Hears Something
  • Holely No
  • Inside the Rubik's Cube, 5.9
  • Long Mountain Yeti
  • Lost Dog
  • Moose Horn
  • On the Spot
  • Orange Spark
  • Pancake Platter, 5.4 PG, 60'
  • Pat1
  • Penthouse Bliss, 5.7
  • Redneck Waltz (discourage - very loose)
  • Right Between the Eyes
  • Shoobie Doo, How Loose R U, 5.8 G
  • Smoke And Lightning, 5.10
  • Stick Or Defeat, 5.6
  • Stretchin-n-Sweatin
  • Stretchy Like Spaghetti, 5.6 G
  • Termini Joy
  • Under the Nose
  • Upon Eviction, 5.9 PG
  • Vague Memories
  • Vain Extraction (discouraged)
  • Woody
  • Worth the wait, 5.4 R 80'

 Thanks, Mike ( mdannhardt@gmail.com)

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