Burning Buttress Rock Climbing
Jessica Hoffmann pluggin'& chuggin"
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
Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b WV
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Burning Buttress
Follow the crack of Spider Wand for about 30 Ft. Traverse across the left facing corner to reach the hand crack on the right side of the arete. Climb the hand crack to the top. The traverse has some fun moves and the hand crack is a cruiser. If your are going to choose between Spider Wand and Wham Bam, Spider Wand has cooler moves pulling around the roof. This stays shady in the summer until about 1PM. Though the dihedral start is tough, you can get a nice cool breeze from the crack. Nothi...[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.