Elevation: 1,905 ft
GPS: 38.052, -81.033 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on May 18, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Chris Whisenhunt, Amanda Smith, Pnelson
Access Issue: NO DRONES ON NATIONAL PARKLANDS Details

Description

Easy bolted lines are the only thing in short supply here. From difficult, slabby sport lines to corners and roofs, to beautiful plumbline cracks- Burning Buttress has something for almost everyone. Known for its concentration of quality 5.10 gear lines foremost, but also a good destination for the >5.12 sport climber.

Getting There

From The Brain, head *downstream* keeping the rock to your left. Five minutes you'll see a clearing with stellar cracks in the wall. This is Burning Buttress.

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Classic Climbing Routes at 5) Burning Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 125
Happy Hands
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 10
Broken Sling
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 153
Burning Calves
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 45
Spiderwand
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 91
Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 54
Rod Serling Crack
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
 10
The Will To Power
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 16
Steve Martin's Face
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 14
Grace Note
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Stuck in Another Direction
Trad, TR
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 11
Chorus Line
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Ad Lib
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
Ruchert Motion
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Happy Hands
 125
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Broken Sling
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Burning Calves
 153
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Spiderwand
 45
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam
 91
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Rod Serling Crack
 54
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Will To Power
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R Trad
Steve Martin's Face
 16
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Grace Note
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Stuck in Another Direction
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, TR
Chorus Line
 11
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
Ad Lib
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Ruchert Motion
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: South · Southwest · West
Sunny Roughly 11am to 6pm during high season
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Details: The sun for Burning Buttress depends on where you're at. The left portion of the area faces mostly west, so the sun doesn't hit the wall until early afternoon. Routes from East Meets West to the right get earlier sun- 10 to 11 depending on the season.

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