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Andoullie S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ben Dunne T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Black Crack T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Boomerang S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Corner Pocket S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Creature S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Cross Eyed and Blind S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Eye of Mordor S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Floaters S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lady Punk S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lamda S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Push S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sausage S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Superman S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Toymaker S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Typical Situation S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Vignette S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
West Virginia Two-Step S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
You, Watch the Clocks! S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Lee Munson
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Shared By: Fred Gomez on Sep 4, 2012
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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West Virginia Two-Step can be the most difficult route to capture at the first buttress, not because it is any more difficult than the rest of the routes there, but because a heavy stream of water runs down it throughout much of the year. If you happen to get on this route when it is dry, be sure to marvel at the extremely corroded sixth bolt, but I wouldn’t recommend falling on it.

This route climbs almost identically to its neighbor “Typical Situation.” The only difference is that WV2-Step is less cruxy but more sustained and more footwork intensive. The crux moves on the two routes are very similar.

WV2-Step is crimpy and bouldery. It is continuously difficult from the third bolt to the fifth. The fourth bolt can be extremely hard to clip due to a lack of footholds. Pulling the roof requires some unique techniques, but the moves themselves are not too difficult. Complete the remainder of the route by traveling through some cool pockets to an easy top out at the anchors.


The center route on the left face of the buttress.


6 bolts + anchor


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