All Locations > W Virginia > New River Gorge > New River Gorge… > Beauty Mountain > 7) Thunder Buttress
Avg: 2.8 from 45 votes
|Type:||Trad, 60 ft|
|FA:||Phil Wilt, Ed McCarthy 1983|
|Page Views:||2,176 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||Jeremy Steck on Nov 18, 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.
This is a great crack climb. I would recommend this for someone breaking into the 5.10 grade as the gear is good and the crux is low to the ground. Start by climbing a thin finger crack. Continue up the crack as it widens to hand size. There are several really good holds in the crack as you proceed. The top can be a bit dirty depending on the time of year and recent rains.