Elevation: 1,799 ft
GPS: 38.047, -81.068 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 49,052 total · 281/month
Shared By: Ladd Raine on May 18, 2007
Admins: Chris Whisenhunt, Amanda Smith, Pnelson, Pat Goodman
Access Issue: NO DRONES ON NATIONAL PARKLANDS Details

Description

A great spring/summer crag with good climbing and a great view of a even better crag, Endless Wall. Stays dry in the rain and has some amazing lines!

Getting There

From the parking lot the easiest approach is to walk back the way you drove in and take a left on the first trail that goes down the hill. Follow this trail down to the wooden stairs. After walking down the stairs the fast way is to take the first left down the drainage gulley. This will drop you off at first buttress. There are a handful of amazing lines here too!

Follow first buttress climber's right and follow the trail until you get to the old mining stairs. From here head down the stairs and then break off left, (climber's right). The next crag you come too is Rico! Have fun!!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rico Suave Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 120
Sand in My Crack (Cuddle Monkey)
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 65
The Good Old Days
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 510
Rico Suave
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
Second Thoughts
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 189
Totally Tammy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 135
Grit and Bear It
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 63
Not on the First Date
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Buried Treasure
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 142
Out of the Bag
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 142
Pockets of Resistance
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 79
Preparation H
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Nude Brute
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Trouble in Paradise
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sand in My Crack (Cuddle Mo…
 120
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Good Old Days
 65
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rico Suave
 510
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Second Thoughts
 47
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Totally Tammy
 189
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Grit and Bear It
 135
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Not on the First Date
 63
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Buried Treasure
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Out of the Bag
 142
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Pockets of Resistance
 142
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Preparation H
 79
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Nude Brute
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Trouble in Paradise
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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