Hey, it's good to see my old stomping ground finally make it to SP. Great start, but you need a bit more for a solid, 4-star page. It could use a bit more introductory text. For instance, Nelson is one of the southernmost bits of a 50-mile long (?) ridge of Tuscarora sandstone which stretches all along North Fork Mountain and includes the larger and more famous Seneca Rocks as well as Champe and other formations along US33.
Would be nice to have a weather forecast link. There isn't any camping at Nelson itself, but there are several Nat. Forest camping areas not too far away. Seneca Shadows up at Seneca is one, but I'm sure there are others (don't have my maps in front of me).
As for some nitty-gritty, the photos are good and I may be able to help out. You've got one near-duplicate you might want to delete in there, but the other one would make a great signature photo. Also, if you provide lat-long coordinates, you'll get a spiffy topozone link. Remember that western longitudes are negative.
Anyway, great start and I look forward to contributing a rockclimbing route or two when I dig out my notes on the subject.
Charles (former NHer)
I have more to add, just was throwing it up there quick when I got back from vacation last night....please add what you can as I did not do any technical climbing there...only the Via....The page will improve over the next few days....Thanks!!
Good companion to the Seneca Rocks page. I gave you the coordinates 38.692N, -79.467W
Summit is 3050 feet according to topozone
Thank you very much...the info is greatly appreciated!!
good call!!!!! Page looks good to me. It will grow, I am sure.
What??!! How did I miss this post? (I must have been on vacation or something!)
Great one! I've seen it from a distance but have never been there.
Great page!!!! How did I miss going to this place when I was in school in western Maryland?????
According to the official site it is now closed to climbing (excluding the ferrata) so the page needs an update.
Does anyone know if the clip that NBC shows for Treasure Hunters was filmed on the Via Ferrata bridge at Nelson Rocks?
I've only seen the short clip twice and the second time I thought it was definitely Nelson Rocks...last night they didn't use the clip on the upcoming trailer...