Sport, 70 ft,
Avg: 3 from 2
FA: Rick Thompson, Carl Samples 1994
> New River Gorge
> New River Gorge…
> Beauty Mountain
> 5) Burning Buttress
Writing in chalk
Please stop putting the dreaded "X", "Bees" or "Snake" on the rock faces. Please be smart and conscious of others.
Stop putting tick marks on the rock unless you are going to brush them off when you are done on the route. This goes against the ethic of the area and in the eyes of the locals is the same as graffiti. Rock climbing is an outdoor sport and guess what lives outdoors? That's right, bees, wasps, snakes, and even bears! We all know they exist, no reason to write it on the walls.
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.