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First Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ladd on May 18, 2007
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5.12s and 5.13s, sport area.

Come here on a rainy day in the summer, it is cool and stays pretty dry.

Come here on a hot day in the summer, enjoy the cool breeze, shade and lovey hard lines.

Really a cool crag for progecting in the hot summer months.

Classics include The World's Hardest Five Twelve (5.12a), The World's Hardest Variation (5.12c/d), Sanctified (5.13a), Magnitude (5.11d/12a), and more...

Getting There 

From the parking lot the easiest approach is to walk back the way you drove in and take a left on the first trail that goes down the hill. Follow this trail down to the wooden stairs. After walking down the stairs the fast way is to take the first left down the drainage gulley. This will drop you off at first buttress.

Climbing Season

For the Kaymoor area.

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in First Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for First Buttress:
Oh it's you Bob   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
Magnatude   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The World's Hardest Five Twelve   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
Tarbaby   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 50'   
The Haulage   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Sanctified   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Tantrum   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For First Buttress

Magnatude 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : First Buttress
Start out by climbing straight up to clip the first bolt. Head up and left, then back right to the 2nd bolt. From here difficulty backs down a bit for the next few bolts. Lots of high steps and reaches to positive holds. Make good use of any rests, you'll need it for the top. After clipping the last bolt, the crux begins...Small crimps and small feet can be used to make a big move to a nice mail slot hold. Once you stick the hold, aim for the left facing corner, making a reach for a nic...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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