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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  


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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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Description 

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 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 Suave   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, 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
In the 2nd crux

Out of the Bag 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 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

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