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Routes in Burning Buttress

Blue Brains T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Broken Sling T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Burning Calves T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chorus Line T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
East Meets West T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Grace Note S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Happy Hands T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rod Serling Crack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ruchert Motion S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Spiderwand T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sportster, The S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Steve Martin's Face T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Stuck in Another Direction T,TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Will To Power, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Rick Thompson, Carl Samples 1994
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Shared By: Joseph DeGaetano on Apr 22, 2013
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Ruchert Motion is an excellent slabby testpiece that will test both your finger strength and edging ability. Definitely save this one for a cold, crisp day.

After figuring out the devious opening moves, intricate edging, pockets, and high stepping gradually builds to the crux around the 4th bolt: an ultra low-percentage rightward traverse toward a seam. There are several ways to do this, but about all of them will frustrate you in finding a critical right foot while holding onto quarter-pad slimpers. From the crux, continue with several more moves that you can definitely mess up before reaching the security of a finger crack.


Between Spiderwand/Wham Bam... and Burning Calves.


8 bolts to bolted anchor.


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This is a super good route, especially for folks who enjoy crimps and face climbing. However, I personally thought it was quite a bit harder than the guidebook implies it is when it says this is "light" in the grade. It is also NOT a purely footwork-oriented slab climb. You've got to bear down on some seriously tiny holds with no feet! Mar 4, 2018
Joseph DeGaetano
Fayetteville, WV
Joseph DeGaetano   Fayetteville, WV
You is weak son @Pnelson/Camhead! Mar 4, 2018

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