Elevation: 1,925 ft
GPS: 38.14361, -80.91678
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Shared By: camhead on Nov 27, 2013
Admins: Pat Goodman, Chris Whisenhunt, Amanda Smith, Pnelson
Access Issue: PARKING ALONG HIGHWAY 19 Details

Description

***LATELY THERE HAS BEEN A TREND OF PARKING DIRECTLY ON THE SHOULDER OF ROUTE 19. DO NOT PARK PAST THE SIGN THAT SAYS NO PARKING. TO CLARIFY, NO PARKING BETWEEN THE SIGN AND THE MEADOW RIVER BRIDGE. 

SAVE LIVES BY LEAVING SPACE. 

THIS SIGN EXISTS TO ALLOW EMERGENCY VEHICLE ACCESS TO LOWER MEADOW. COUNT ON LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO START TOWING VEHICLES, AS THEY ARE SICK OF IT. DON'T MAKE CLIMBERS LOOK BAD AS A USER GROUP. PLEASE HEED THIS WARNING.***

Amazing sport routes extending up the north side of the Meadow River for miles! It is a bit of a walk to get to First Buttress, but after that point, the cliffs keep coming at you fast. Most of the crags get afternoon sun. Some areas, such as First Buttress, stay dry in the rain.

Be aware that new routing is still very active in this area, so it may be a bit difficult to find the exact line you're looking for. Furthermore, many of the new routes tend to be, uhhh, "less discriminating" than those at the NRG (choss, squeeze jobs), so take heed! That said, there are still some insanely classic routes here.

Getting There

Park along Hwy 19 South just as you would for the Lower Meadow. Follow the obvious ATV trail paralleling the highway until you are beneath the highway bridge. Walk upstream, under the bridge, and follow the four wheeler trail for 10-20 minutes to First Buttress, which is usually marked with an obvious cairn and trail to your left. To access Second and Third Buttresses, is is easier to walk up to First Buttress and then just follow the cliffline.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Meadow

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 168
Ferrovieri
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 86
Alleluja
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 171
Floaters
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 297
Cross Eyed and Blind
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 121
One Banana
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 268
Coffindaffer's Dream
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 139
Supermoon
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 80
Meathead
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 93
Vanished
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 93
Pistol Whip
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 122
Push
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 101
Schneezal
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 141
Skull In Hole
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 206
Starry
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 70
Creature
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ferrovieri 3. Second Buttress
 168
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Alleluja 4. Third Buttress
 86
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Floaters 1. First Buttress
 171
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cross Eyed and Blind 1. First Buttress
 297
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
One Banana 3. Second Buttress
 121
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Coffindaffer's Dream 4. Third Buttress
 268
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Supermoon 4. Third Buttress
 139
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Meathead 4. Third Buttress
 80
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Vanished 4. Third Buttress
 93
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pistol Whip 3. Second Buttress
 93
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Push 1. First Buttress
 122
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Schneezal 3. Second Buttress
 101
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Skull In Hole 4. Third Buttress
 141
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Starry 4. Third Buttress
 206
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Creature 1. First Buttress
 70
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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