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Bridge Buttress

Routes Sorted
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 
Marionette T,TR 
Mayfly T 
Mean Old Mr. Gravity S 
Mega Magic S 
Monkey See, Monkey Do T,TR 
Penalty Situation T,TR 
Raptured T 
Strategem, The S 
Strech Armstrong S 
Team Machine S 
Tree Route, The T,TR 
Underfling T 
Zag T,TR 
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Bridge Buttress  


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Location: 38.152, -80.9272 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd Raine, Chris Whisenhunt, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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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

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

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 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Horton's Tree   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
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'   
Jaws   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Layback   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Butterbeans   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Tree Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 85'   
Angel's Arete   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b R     Trad, TR, 70'   
Labor Day   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Underfling   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 75'   
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'   
High Times   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad   
A Touch of Tango   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Marionette   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
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'   
Strech 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'   
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Marionette 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Bridge Buttress
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Bridge Area from across the river
BETA PHOTO: Bridge Area from across the river
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.
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