Elevation: 1,780 ft
GPS: 38.143, -80.92 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jeremy Steck on Jul 16, 2009
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones
Access Issue: PARKING ALONG HIGHWAY 19 Details
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Description

This area is popular when it's raining....and when it's not. There are some very high quality routes here and if you're not content with these, it's only a short walk to the 2nd or 3rd buttress along the cliff.

Getting There

The parking is the same for the Main Meadow area (pull off at the top of Underwood Road). From the pull off, hike down the ATV trail, heading left when the first option presents itself as rock begins to appear on the right. Follow this down to the bottom of the hill until you reach the old railroad bed. (If you make a left too early, it's OK, just follow another ATV trail that runs parallel to Route 19 and go under the bridge to reach the old railbed). Once you reach the river, head left, east of Route 19 along the railbed that runs along the Meadow River. Follow this for about 10-15 minutes from this point and keep an eye out for cairns on the left at a small path. Follow this path up the hill until you reach the cliff. The path should lead you directly to Push. If you miss the path you will notice a creepy looking shack on the right side of the old railbed that's covered in orange spray paint. If you see this, turn back or continue a short distance until you locate another set of cairns on the left at a path. This path will lead you to the 3rd buttress. You can walk left along the cliff to access the 2nd and 1st buttress.

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Classic Climbing Routes at First Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
Ben Dunne
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 70
Lady Punk
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
You, Watch the Clocks!
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 120
Floaters
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 205
Cross Eyed and Blind
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 34
Sausage
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Andoullie
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 89
Push
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 47
Lamda
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Black Crack
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 39
Creature
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
Boomerang
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
Corner Pocket
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 34
Eye of Mordor
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Toymaker
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ben Dunne
 47
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Lady Punk
 70
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
You, Watch the Clocks!
 19
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Floaters
 120
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cross Eyed and Blind
 205
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Sausage
 34
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Andoullie
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Push
 89
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Lamda
 47
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Black Crack
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Creature
 39
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Boomerang
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Corner Pocket
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Eye of Mordor
 34
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Toymaker
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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