Rico Suave Buttress Rock Climbing
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A great spring/summer crag with good climbing and a great view of a even better crag, Endless Wall. Stays dry in the rain and has some amazing lines!
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. There are a handful of amazing lines here too!
Follow first buttress climber's right and follow the trail until you get to the old mining stairs. From here head down the stairs and then break off left, (climber's right). The next crag you come too is Rico! Have fun!!
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Rico Suave Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rico Suave Buttress:
Featured Route For Rico Suave Buttress
Out of the Bag 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a WV
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Rico Suave Buttress
Start by climbing straight up over good holds in horizontal cracks. Head up and right aiming for the base of a short, shallow left facing corner. Work your way up using the corner to reach a good hold in a horizontal(beginning of a long crux). Clip the bolt and use small crimps to gain a stance. Continue on small crimps until you reach a good flake. From here, great holds to the finish under the roof. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WV