Burning Buttress Rock Climbing
Darren, early in his trad career, sending Burning ...
Easy bolted lines are the only thing in short supply here. From difficult, slabby sport lines to corners and roofs, to beautiful plumbline cracks- Burning Buttress has something for almost everyone. Known for its concentration of quality 5.10 gear lines foremost, but also a good destination for the >5.12 sport climber.
From The Brain, head upstream keeping the rock to your left. Five minutes you'll see a clearing with stellar cracks in the wall. This is Burning Buttress.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Burning Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Burning Buttress:
Featured Route For Burning Buttress
Rod Serling Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b WV
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Burning Buttress
Start in a left-facing dihedral in an alcove. The dihedral butts into a roof, smear and stem to get to the lip, still following the now horizontal dihedral, then pull the roof and follow the mainly finger-sized crack to the anchors. This is one of the many high quality 5.10 gear lines of Beauty Mountain. On par with Burning Calves, and Wham Bam. This route is prone to getting the rope stuck after pulling the roof. Just drop a large stopper at the lip of the roof, and don't clip it. This keep...[more] Browse More Classics in WV
By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 25, 2007
In the heat of the summer, this area stays in the shade until about noon.
From: Vandalia, Appalachia
Jun 17, 2014
This is a strange description for this area; just dwelling on the heat and winter-ness of this crag. For what it's worth, I climb here not infrequently in the summer; as Jeremy says above, the area around Burning Calves is in complete shad ein the morning, and gets ample tree shade even after that. Around the corner, the Steve Martin's Face/Chorus Line area gets afternoon shade. Will to Power and Sportster do get sun pretty much all day, though.