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Third Buttress Rock Climbing 


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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

30 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Third Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'   
Moselstra├če   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'   
Kurt Albert Gedachtnisweg   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Coffindaffer's Dream   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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'   
Vanished   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Starry   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
First, Last, and Always   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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'   
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Featured Route For Third Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: upper dihedral wall

Coffindaffer's Dream 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Third Buttress
This thing is so good! It has a lot of different types of climbing packed into one. Start up through a collection of horizontals with a long move up to the base of the roof. From here use your heels and make a reach to perfectly sculpted holds. Get a no hands rest and then finish up through the corner system using any type of hold you can imagine. A perfect warm-up for the other routes in the area. There are numerous rests on this route, so it may seem pretty easy for the grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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