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Rico Suave Buttress

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Good Old Days, The T 
Grit and Bear It S 
Not on the First Date S 
Nude Brute S 
Out of the Bag S 
Pockets of Resistance S 
Preparation H S 
Rico Suave S 
Sand in My Crack (Cuddle Monkey) T 
Second Thoughts T 
Totally Tammy S 

Rico Suave Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Administrators: Ladd, Chris Whisenhunt, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on May 18, 2007

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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!

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. 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!!

Climbing Season

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rico Suave Buttress:
Sand in My Crack (Cuddle Monkey)   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Good Old Days   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Rico Suave   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 70'   
Totally Tammy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Second Thoughts   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Grit and Bear It   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Not on the First Date   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Out of the Bag   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pockets of Resistance   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Preparation H   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
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Featured Route For Rico Suave Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Preparation H - photo by matt

Preparation H 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Rico Suave Buttress
Start on the block just right of the arete. Climb up on left side of the arete till about the 4th or 5th bolts, then swing onto the right side and layback the sloping arete. The layback section is excellent, balancy fun. Easy climbing after this brings you to the anchors...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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