The back section of Witches area is located about 100 yards past the front area, heading away from the entrance trail. This section doesn’t contain as many problems but does contain one of the best crack problems in Athens County.
This area can sometimes and quite often see the abuse of local partyers. You will easily see thier presence in the bottles and trash they leave behind. This is one area I will never go barefoot. The cave/rock shelter in the back sees most of the abuse and impact. We often carry out extra trash and encourage you to do the same.
Witch’s is located on the top of the hill next to Route 33. Take Stimson to the Rt33 East ramp and then turn left on to
If you take the trail on that North side of the road(where your parked) it will take you up to bong hill. To access witches head toward the off ramp and you will find a steep trail on the other side of the culvert. Take this to the top of the hill where it will start to head in to the woods. The first rock you come to is the line Nintendo Thumb, with is part of the front section of Witches. To reach the back section continue hiking south past the front section. The front section cliff-line will break down, hike about 300ft past this to access the back section of Witches.
1.) V0: SDS on sideways jugs under arete.
6.) V2 Crack Face: SUS and climb the finger crack. One of the best problems at witches.
7.) V2 Rails: SUS on sloper rails and move up the face directly across from “Crack Face”
8.) V1 SDS on a gritty rail and move straight up to a six foot topout.
9.) V3 The Lightbringer: Low start on bad left hand and right 2/3 finger pocket. Make a couple of desperate moves to easier climbing.
13A.) V? SUS and climb the less then vertical face through less then quality rock.
13B.) V? Project: Climb the runnel/arete feature that starts above the ramp. This line will need a heavy cleaning.
15A.) V? Light Show Project: Start under the roof right of the prow on the large jug shelf. Work left out the rail to prow, then up through the pockets for the best possible path that will lead to a send. This line is very tall, with a slightly sloping landing, so bring several pads and a big friend to spot you.
15B.) V? Project: Start on the same jug rail and the "Light Show Project" and work right up through the weakness. Heading right then back left will probably yield the best possible results.
16.) V4 Party Cave: Located on the right side of the cave behind the small boulder that sits in the fall zone for this problem. SUS at a jug at head height make moves out roof above boulder. This one can be quite dirty often, brush the top out off if it has rained any lately.