Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Third Buttress

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Alleluja S 
Baron Von Saurkrauten S 
Beer Pressure S 
Bittersweet S 
Coffindaffer's Dream S 
Dragon's Tooth S 
First, Last, and Always S 
Forrest Dump S 
Half Mast S 
Happy Sexgiving S 
Joli goes to zermont S 
King Lichen Me S 
Kosmology S 
Kurt Albert Gedachtnisweg S 
La Senora No Contenta S 
Lieutenant Tomek  S 
Meathead S 
Moselstra├če S 
Mr. Cute S 
Prow, The S 
Shake And Not Stir S 
Skull In Hole S 
Starry S 
Strip Tease S 
Supermoon S 
Thrill in the Ville S 
Unnamed S 
Unnamed (Dragon's Tail) S 
Vanished S 
Wanderer, The S 

Third Buttress Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 38.14336, -80.91556 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 3,710
Administrators: Ladd, Chris Whisenhunt, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Jul 16, 2009
This Afternoon

54° | 45°

53° | 45°

55° | 43°

48° | 31°

44° | 29°

47° | 29°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Alex moving into the steep jugs after crushing the...


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

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

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'   
Mr. Cute   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
Supermoon   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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'   
La Senora No Contenta   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 90'   
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'   
Skull In Hole   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Starry   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
Strip Tease   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
First, Last, and Always   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Third Buttress

Featured Route For Third Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: David Abbott going through the crux on Skull in Ho...

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

Comments on Third Buttress Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!