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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 Sauve S 
Sand in My Crack (Cuddle Monkey) T 
Second Thoughts T 
Totally Tammy S 

Rico Suave Buttress  


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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on May 18, 2007
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Description 

Great climbing. A worthwhile trip anytime but Summer.

Summer: Poison Ivy Alert. Do not hike in to climb here without long pants, socks, and shoes that you are prepared to wash immediatly after exit from this area.

Getting There 

Head east from Butcher's Branch, or west from the Glory Hole, brave the Poison Ivy forest and enjoy!

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.8 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',3],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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 Sauve   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   
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, 70'   
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, 90'   
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, 90'   
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Featured Route For Rico Suave Buttress
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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