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Elevation: 1,864 ft 568 m
GPS: 38.14336, -80.91556
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The Third Buttress is home to many unique routes. Most are fairly long for this area and many have awesome roofs!

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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Third Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 133
Lieutenant Tomek
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 158
King Lichen Me
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 104
Alleluja
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 165
Mr. Cute
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 334
Coffindaffer's Dream
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 163
Supermoon
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 88
Meathead
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 113
Vanished
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 158
Skull In Hole
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 250
Starry
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 61
Strip Tease
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 56
First, Last, and Always
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 60
The Prow
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 45
Half Mast
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 13
Bittersweet
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lieutenant Tomek
 133
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
King Lichen Me
 158
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Alleluja
 104
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mr. Cute
 165
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Coffindaffer's Dream
 334
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Supermoon
 163
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Meathead
 88
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Vanished
 113
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Skull In Hole
 158
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Starry
 250
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Strip Tease
 61
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
First, Last, and Always
 56
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Prow
 60
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Half Mast
 45
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Bittersweet
 13
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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