All Locations > W Virginia > New River Gorge > New River Gorge… > Beauty Mountain > 7) Thunder Buttress
Avg: 3.8 from 131 votes
|Type:||Trad, 100 ft|
|FA:||N. Brash, C. Basham, 1980|
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|Shared By:||Kris Gorny on Apr 20, 2007|
|Admins:||Pnelson, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones|
Access Issue: NO DRONES ON NATIONAL PARKLANDS Details
All of the crags within the New River Gorge proper are on national parklands, and drone use is prohibited here. There has been some discussion about places to launch drones that are not on park property, and then flying them over the gorge. This is super poor form; don't do it.
One of the very best climbs of the grade at the New. Continuously difficult. Use longer slings at the bottom roof to avoid rope drag higher up. Save your strength and #1 and #2 cams for the crux up top. Some spectacular whippers from the very last moves have been seen.
Just to the right of the yellow face with the bolted Gun Club there's a corner with a prominent crack in it. This is the climb.