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5.11d, Sport, 100 ft,  Avg: 3.1 from 7 votes
FA: Mark Stevenson
W Virginia > New River Gorge > Meadow River Gorge > Upper Meadow > 4. Third Buttress
Access Issue: PARKING ALONG HIGHWAY 19 Details
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Climb some flaky rock past the 1st bolt to the 2nd (long sling). Clip the chain on the 3rd bolt from a good jug and boulder out the corner to a good horn. Avoid an X-block (good jug just to the right) and move up past a glued-on block, which makes for an amazing jug, to crimps and a dead-point to the good rail above. Traverse left 3 feet to a stance on the corner. Continue straight up the right line of bolts (do not switch the left bolt line as the guidebook directs) to high anchors.

The upper face has 3 more tricky sections with high-heel hooks, a mantle, and possibly a dead-point. Each section climbs fine, but seems perplexing as you encounter it. Luckily there are good stances in between the tricky sections.

Great adventure climbing! Possibly a thicket of spider webs!


Far right side of 3rd Buttress. First route beyond the large roof with Bittersweet and Shaken, Not Stirred. Chain on 3rd bolt.


10 bolts, 2-bolt anchor. Shoulder-length sling on 2nd bolt important for reducing rope drag. Extended draw on 6th or 7th bolt also helps.