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Rock Climbing In Appalachia And Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, Appalachia has been a destination for rock climbers for decades, but now more rock-climbing groups are choosing Appalachia as a destination because of its accessibility and inclusiveness. Adaptive sports reporter Emily Chen-Newton has this story.

Also, in this show, our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes to us from West Virginia native, singer, songwriter, fiddler and TikTok sensation Philip Bowen. Bowen has been named TikTok’s Gamers Greatest Talent and has reached one million followers on the platform. We listen to his performance of his original song “Old Kanawha.”

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