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There is a saying in West Virginia, “You can’t get there from here.” The wonderful mountains that give us all this fantastic rock to climb on also make travel anything but straight forward. Cell coverage can be spotty at best and even GPS units have been known to drop out. That being said, the drive through the mountains is the perfect way to begin disconnecting from your day to day world and reconnecting with nature. Enjoy the drive through Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.

From Washington DC and The Megalopolis

  1. Take I-66 West.
  2. Merge onto I-81 South via Exit 1A on the left towards Roanoke.
  3. Take Rt. 55 West (Exit 296) ramp towards Wardensville, WV.
  4. Stay on Rt. 55 though the town of Moorefiled, WV and on to Petersburg, WV.

  5. In Petersburg, Rt. 55 will merge with (turn right on) Rt. 28.
  6. Follow 55/28 to Seneca Rocks.
  7. The climbing school is tucked back between the big brown building (Yokums) and the big white building (Harpers) and just beyond The Gendarme Climbing Shop.

From Ohio and Points NW

  1. Take I-77 South to Parkersburg, WV
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  2. Take Rt. 50 East (exit 176) to I-79 South.
  3. Take Exit 99 (Rt. 33)
to Rt. 33 East and stay on 33 East all the way to Seneca Rocks.
  4. The road will meander through the town of Elkins, WV so make sure you pay attention.
  5. Don’t worry, there are plenty of signs to help you out along the way.
  6. The climbing school is tucked back between the big brown building (Yokums) and the big white building (Harpers) and just beyond The Gendarme Climbing Shop.

From the Pittsburgh and Western PA

  1. Take I-79 South to Exit 99(Rt.33)

  2. Take Rt. 33 East and stay on 33 East all the way to Seneca Rocks, however, the road will meander through the town of Elkins, WV so make sure you pay attention.
  3. Don’t worry, there are plenty of signs to help you out along the way.
  4. The climbing school is tucked back between the big brown building (Yokums) and the big white building (Harpers) and just beyond The Gendarme Climbing Shop.

From Richmond and Points South

  1. Take I-64 West to Staunton, VA.
  2. Take I –81 North to Harrisonburg.
  3. Exit 247B- Rt. 33 West

  4. Stay on Rt. 33 West, up and over the Shenandoah, through the town of Franklin, WV, and on to Seneca Rocks.
  5. The climbing school is tucked back between the big brown building (Yokums) and the big white building (Harpers) and just beyond The Gendarme Climbing Shop.