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The Third Buttress is home to many unique routes. Most are fairly long for this area and many have awesome roofs!
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Third Buttress:
Mr. Cute 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 80'
Unnamed, 5.11c 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Meathead 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Skull In Hole 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Strip Tease 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 50'
Half Mast 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 80'
The Prow 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Starry 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 90'
Shake And Not Stir 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Bittersweet 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Third Buttress
This route justifies the long hike to the third buttress. It climbs a sweeping parabolic wall with no discontinuities. The movement is athletic and thuggish.Begin by climbing through two bolts of slopey jugs, being sure to use your heels effectively to make the steep angle more manageable. The third bolt is a bit tricky to clip, so it would be to your advantage to pre-hang the draw with a really long stick. The crux is around the third bolt and can be done a couple different ways. Post crux...[more] Browse More Classics in WV
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