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Bridge Buttress

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L to R R to L Alpha
A Touch of Tango T 
Angel's Arete T,TR 
Are You An Idiot? T 
Are You Experienced? T 
Blunder and Frightening T,TR 
Butterbeans T 
Chockstone T,TR 
Dogfight T 
Dresden Corner T 
Easily Flakey T,TR 
Englishman's Crack T 
Gag Reflex T 
Handsome and Well-Hung T 
High Times T 
Horton's Tree T 
International Incident T 
Jaws T,TR 
Labor Day T 
Layback T 
Let the Wind Blow S 
Let's Get Physical T 
Macho Man T 
Marionette T,TR 
Mayfly T 
Mean Old Mr. Gravity S 
Mega Magic S 
Monkey See, Monkey Do T,TR 
Penalty Situation T,TR 
Pirouette  S 
Raptured T 
Strategem, The S 
Stretch Armstrong S 
Team Machine S 
Tree Route, The T,TR 
Underfling T 
Whammy S 
Zag T,TR 

Bridge Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.0718, -81.08006 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd, Chris Whisenhunt, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on Apr 10, 2007

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Sunny, Easily accessible, high usage area (especially by newbies and guides)

Recently many of the climbs have had anchors placed on the top of them, hopefully this will preserve the trees that have managed to survive the past 20 years of abuse.

First Area developed during the early 80s, location of the first lead (Zag 5.8), the first 5.10 (The Tree Route), first 5.11 (Englishman's Crack), and first 5.12 (Let the Wind Blow)

Getting There 

Heading north from Fayetteville take three rights after going over bridge, cliff is to your north once you pass under bridge

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

37 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bridge Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bridge Buttress:
Easily Flakey   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Zag   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   
Chockstone   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Layback   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Jaws   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Angel's Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, TR, 70'   
The Tree Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 85'   
Butterbeans   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Blunder and Frightening   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 50'   
Labor Day   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 80'   
High Times   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 40'   
Handsome and Well-Hung   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Englishman's Crack   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Marionette   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
A Touch of Tango   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Dresden Corner   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 70'   
Team Machine   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Stretch Armstrong   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Strategem   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
Let the Wind Blow   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Bridge Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Chockstone and the trash compacter roof

Chockstone 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Bridge Buttress
Follow crimps up to a good horizontal. From there, follow the left leaning crack up to the roof. Style points for the no hands head/neck rest under the roof. Pull the roof, then follow the acute, right facing dihedral to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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Rock Climbing Photo: Save the cliff, get on the sharp end
BETA PHOTO: Save the cliff, get on the sharp end
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One of the huge roofs found along the Bridge Buttr...

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By Ladd
Aug 28, 2007
In the most recent Cater guidebook he says Pirouette (5.12d) has no has been re-equipped.

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