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Elevation: 1,920 ft 585 m
GPS: 38.0508, -81.03146
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Another amazing sector of the New River Gorge, with a great lineup of sport and trad climbs of all grades. There's great bouldering here, too.  Sub-areas are listed climber's left-to-right (downstream to upstream).

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From Route 19, drive along the Lansing-Edmond Road past the two parking lots for Endless Wall.  The distance from 19 to Beauty Mtn Rd is almost exactly 2.5 miles.   About 3/5 of a mile past the Nuttal Parking lot, look for the gravel Beauty Mountain Road heading right. Drive about 100 yards off the pavement to a sort of open intersection (this is where old parking was). Take a left, and in a couple seconds you'll see the parking with a pit toilet off on your right.

Follow the obvious trail from this parking, passing a house and a gate.  Past the gate continue along a good gravel road that drops down into the gorge, where various cutoff paths branch off to climbing areas. The Super Mario/Tubin' Dudes area is to your right, and all others to the left, designated by a brown Park Service Sign.

If you continue down this main gravel road, you'll wind up at the Nuttalburg Mine Site, one of the best-preserved mining ruins in the area. It's totally worth the trip!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Beauty Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 53
Gymnastic Fantastic
Boulder
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 200
Super Crack
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 190
Burning Calves
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 51
Spiderwand
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 109
Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 70
Rod Serling Crack
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 31
Chasin' the Wind
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 25
Welcome to Beauty
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 22
Steve Martin's Face
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 146
Disturbance
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 27
Concertina
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 53
Chunky Monkey
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 13
Chorus Line
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 45
Green Envy
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 14
Gun Club
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gymnastic Fantastic Short Creek Bou… > Short Creek Right > Gymnastic Fantastic B…
 53
V2 5+ Boulder
Super Crack 7) Thunder Buttress
 200
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Burning Calves 5) Burning Buttress
 190
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Spiderwand 5) Burning Buttress
 51
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam 5) Burning Buttress
 109
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Rod Serling Crack 5) Burning Buttress
 70
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Chasin' the Wind 6) Middle Beauty
 31
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Welcome to Beauty 8) Ram's Head
 25
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Steve Martin's Face 5) Burning Buttress
 22
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Disturbance 4) Cave
 146
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Concertina 7) Thunder Buttress
 27
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Chunky Monkey 3) The Brain
 53
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Chorus Line 5) Burning Buttress
 13
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Green Envy 4) Cave
 45
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Gun Club 7) Thunder Buttress
 14
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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