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
Dresden Corner 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Bridge Buttress
Awesome route. Protects pretty well with small TCU's and nuts all the way to the bolt. At the bolt there are some decent horizontal holds where it's possible to rest and it is also the last place to retreat without taking a whip. From here take a deep breath, go up and commit to the crux. Unless you can stop in the middle of a 5.11+ lieback, placing gear is possible only after the crux. Some 5.9 moves through or around the small roof finish the route....[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.