New River Gorge Outdoor and Climbing Gear

TWENTY YEARS AND GOING STRONG! Water Stone Outdoors has been selling quality outdoor gear in Fayetteville, West Virginia 362 days a year for over 20 years. We love the area, we love what we do, and we know what we are doing. We love to be first point of contact for visitors because we believe we can help optimize the time you spend in our amazing little slice of America borrow money.

Co-owner Kenny Parker has been in the outdoor industry for over 30 years and has developed our shop to the point that it has a national reputation as being one of the best hardcore destination outdoor shops in the county. We are proud of that. We are proud of the fact that we have the best climbing shoe selection in the country. We comb the outdoor industry for the coolest, most functional and fun clothing and pride ourselves on carrying that obscure product that you just can’t find elsewhere.

We are staffed by a top shelf group of climbing and outdoors enthusiasts who are friendly, fun and full of information. No too-cool-for-school attitude here! Quality gear and friendly advice. That has been our motto since we opened and twenty years later, that is still the simplest, clearest way to sum up what we care about and what we do. Come on in and see what you think!

We have a great shop in a cool little town, so if you are climbing at the New River Gorge pull in to Fayetteville and drop by the shop. But if you can’t visit us in person we have an online store which is the next best thing.

We Stock the Most Respected Brands in Rock Climbing

  • We have a great selection of Sterling ropes in stock. Sterling ropes are the best in the business and we try to stock a cord for all purposes whether it’s trad, sport, ice, you name it. And don’t forget the free shipping, because when you’re talkin’ ropes that can be a big savings.
  • Mountain Hardwear’s name says it all. Hardwear for the adventures you like to do in the mountains or at the cliffs.We have a huge selection of Mountain Hardwear products in our shop and we are building that presence in our on-line store. So far we just have some key clothing and equipment products, but look for that to grow in the future.
  • Petzl makes some of the best climbing gear in the world. Ropes, harnesses, carabiners, helmets, headlamps, and devices of every kind. And we try to stock it all! Our shop and our on-line store are packed with Petzl goods so check out the selection and know you can feel good about any purchase of a Petzl product.
  • Black Diamond Equipment is one of the true anchors of our business. We believe in their products and approach to product development. We stock as much BD gear as we can and wish we could stock it all. Check out our selection of the best gear in the business.

Water Stone Outdoors Walls of Fame

The images below are paraphernalia that have accumulated on the walls of the store over the past 15 years. The subject matter ranges from interesting, to humorous… to downright weird.