Tag: Rock Climbing


The Rocks is a premier man-made rock climbing venue at The Summit in West Virginia

Summit Spotlight Venue: The Rocks

The Summit has taken the best of rock climbing in the New River Gorge in West Virginia and, with the help of Eldorado Climbing Walls, brought it onsite to create a climbing haven. Introductory climbs? You…

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Rock on!

Teach Me to Climb

Since climbing is a fun, yet somewhat risky activity with much to learn in order to keep everyone safe, these Scouts completed the training in just under 18 long hours of both vigorous studying of the Climb On Safely rules and hands-on training on their tower.

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Leading The Way

In the 3rd and final part of Adventures In Service: New River Rendezvous, members of Venturing Crew 5.14 were rewarded with some top-roping out at the Meadow River. While enjoying the new rocks, the group…

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Adventures In Service, Part 2

It’s Climb Time

Crew 5.14 put down the tools and picked up the gear in the second installment of Adventures in Service. With their new appreciation for the New River Gorge sandstone, Venturers climbed some of the rock…

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Kaymoor Climber

Above The Mines, Beneath The Climbs

The remnants of a mining town lie silent in the New River Gorge, even though the campground above is bustling with activity. It hosts Kaymoor’s new residents, the climbers. They park near the ruins of…

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Old Lines, New Shine

Old Lines, New Shine

There are plenty of climbs in the New River Gorge in need of a little TLC and it’s no surprise. Most were established well before many of the Scouts reading this were born. Old routes…

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The New River’s New Rock Climbing

Climbers travel from all over the world for the New River Gorge’s pristine sandstone. However, despite its many cliffs, the NRG may not be able to support the massive demand of over 50,000 Boy Scouts…

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Adolescent Peregrine Falcon

Falcons In The New River Gorge

They prey and hunt from above, feeding on other birds. Once they spot their target, they fall into a dive that can reach over 200 mph. These are the Peregrine falcons. Lots of these falcons…

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Scouts, Will You Rendezvous Around The Summit?

The New River Gorge hosts some of the best rock climbing in the world. That’s music to the ears of the 1,100 folks at the New River Rendezvous (NRR), a huge climbing festival in the Summit’s backyard held every May.

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