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.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
26 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Third Buttress:
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'
Vanished 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Meathead 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Starry 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 90'
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'
Featured Route For Third Buttress
Skull In Hole 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a WV
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Third Buttress
Start at the hueco with the skull and climb straight up on the right side of the arete, aiming for the nice rest and stance on the arete at the 3rd bolt. From here, using the holds on the lip of the overhang, traverse out right and eventually dyno to a great jug (crux). After clipping the 5th bolt, 1 more strenuous move puts you at a nice stance. From here, head to the arete and up to the shuts on easier terrain. This climb has really nice movement. It's mostly easier climbing except for a ...[more] Browse More Classics in WV
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