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Third Buttress  


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Location: 38.14336, -80.91556 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Third Buttress is home to many unique routes. Most are fairly long for this area and many have awesome roofs!

Getting There 

The approach for the Third Buttress is essentially the same as for the 1st Buttress. Follow the old railbed upstream along the Meadow River. After about 10-15 minutes, you will find the cairns and path that lead uphill to the 1st Buttress. Continue along the railbed, passing a creepy shack on the right side of the road. Once you see this, continue a bit further and look for a set of cairns on the left at a path that heads uphill. Follow this path until you reach the cliff. The path should put you at the base of Meathead, 5.11c sport.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.8 miles from here

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',11],['5.12',8],['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 Third Buttress:
Lieutenant Tomek    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
King Lichen Me   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   
Happy Sexgiving   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Alleluja   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 106'   
Moselstraße   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 90'   
Supermoon   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Mr. Cute   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
Coffindaffer's Dream   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Kurt Albert Gedachtnisweg   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Vanished   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
La Senora No Contenta   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 90'   
Meathead   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Starry   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
Skull In Hole   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Strip Tease   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
The Prow   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Half Mast   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 80'   
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Featured Route For Third Buttress
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Vanished 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Third Buttress
Start by climbing the steep crack system until you're just below the large roof. Follow the thin holds out and left aiming for the left corner of the roof (crux). Pull up left into a small corner and then head up and right using good holds to reach a stance above the large roof. From here, the climbing eases up, but you still have another 30 feet or so of climbing to reach the anchors. Very sustained....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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