Bridge Buttress Rock Climbing
One of the huge roofs found along the Bridge Buttr...
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
Heading north from Fayetteville take three rights after going over bridge, cliff is to your north once you pass under bridge
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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bridge Buttress:
Zag 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
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'
Chockstone 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Butterbeans 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Marionette 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Team Machine 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Bridge Buttress
Marionette 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a WV
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Bridge Buttress
Start off on a jug, move into thin tips laybacking in the bulging corner. At the top of the corner is a slam dunk move out right to a sloper then traverse one move left onto good jugs. The crux is next and it is pulling out of the mini-roof. Punch it out of the crux with an airy deadpoint to a great jug. Fight the pump to the top and work the good hands to their end. Punch it to the anchors and don't fall off those last sloping crimps, they get sharp and strange at the very top....[more] Browse More Classics in WV
BETA PHOTO: Bridge Area from across the river
BETA PHOTO: Save the cliff, get on the sharp end
Aug 28, 2007
In the most recent Cater guidebook he says Pirouette (5.12d) has no hangers...it has been re-equipped.