Rock Climbing in Summersville Lake, Summersville, West Virginia USA

Route of Climbs:
from 5.7 to 5.14
Summersville Lake is a reservoir situated in West Virginia. The Lake is formed by a rock-fill dam (Summersville Dam) on the Gauley River, south of Summersville in Nicholas County. It is the biggest lake in West Virginia, with 2700 ac (11 km²) of water and over 60 mi (97 km) of shoreline at the summer pool water level.

Summersville Lake is one of the most popular spots for many activities. One of them is Rock Climbing and you shouldn’t miss it for the world. In order to satisfy your curiosity, visit this place, admire its natural beauty and exercise the most exciting activity. Rock Climbing !!!

The cliffs of Summersville Lake are rated very highly by the “cragging community”. Get ready to feel the ultimate rock climbing adventure in 20 mi (32.2 km) of rock that line the shores of the lake. The spot is ideal for novices and experts as well. The Lake boasts hundreds of climbs from 5.7 to 5.14. Most of the climbs are accessible all year round, but a few areas are only accessible by boat. If you decide to visit this spot and practice this activity, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit, towel and sunscreen.

Furthermore, on spot you will find schools, which will help you to exercise your activity with safety and fun. After a thrilling day, you can continue having fun either by exploring the beauty of this place or by relaxing in one of the most impressive restaurants, cafes and accommodations that you can find nearby.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Charleston
67, 2 miles, 108 km, 1 hour 26 minutes.
Follow the US_60 E.
BY CAR FROM Virginia
195 miles, 313 km, 3 hours 43 minutes.
Follow the I_64 W.
Beckley Raleigh County Memorial Airport,
51 miles ( 82 )
Greenbrier Valley Airport,
58 miles ( 93 km ).

For service schedules, visit the sites online.


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