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Bridge Buttress

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Are You An Idiot? 
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Blunder and Frightening 
Butterbeans 
Chockstone 
Dogfight 
Dresden Corner 
Easily Flakey 
Englishman's Crack 
Gag Reflex 
Handsome and Well-Hung 
High Times 
Horton's Tree 
International Incident 
Jaws 
Labor Day 
Layback 
Let the Wind Blow 
Let's Get Physical 
Marionette 
Mayfly 
Mean Old Mr. Gravity 
Mega Magic 
Monkey See, Monkey Do 
Penalty Situation 
Raptured 
Strategem, The 
Strech Armstrong (a.k.a. Ruptured) 
Team Machine 
Tree Route, The 
Underfling 
Zag 

Bridge Buttress 


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Description 

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


34 Total Routes


['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',7],['5.11',9],['5.12',9],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bridge Buttress:
Easily Flakey   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Horton's Tree   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Zag   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, TR   
Chockstone   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Layback   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Jaws   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Butterbeans   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Tree Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, TR, 85'   
Angel's Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R     Trad, TR, 70'   
Labor Day   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Underfling   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 75'   
Handsome and Well-Hung   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Englishman's Crack   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
High Times   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad   
Marionette   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Dresden Corner   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a R     Trad, 80'   
Let the Wind Blow   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Team Machine   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Strech Armstrong (a.k.a. Ruptured)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
The Strategem   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
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My son Jack looking up at the start of Are You Experienced? Fine pick son. Heady, hard trad climbing never goes out of style.

Are You Experienced? 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Bridge Buttress
Start in the corner under the blunt prow just left of Jaws. Work the corner/crack system to its end and ready yourself for a sobering one-two punch crux section broken up by clipping the route's lone bolt. Once you've worked through the razor thin patina crux section, the climbing eases off tremendously. Get your 5.9 dance on up the arete until you reach the anchors. Look to your right and see the NRG Bridge in all its glory and bask in one of Bercaw's heady masterpieces. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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Bridge Area from across the river
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Save the cliff, get on the sharp end
BETA PHOTO: Save the cliff, get on the sharp end
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By Ladd Raine
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From: Plymouth, NH
Aug 28, 2007

In the most recent Cater guidebook he says Pirouette (5.12d) has no hangers...it has been re-equipped.