Bridge Buttress Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Bridge Area from across the river
Sunny, Easily accessible, high usage area
(especially by newbies and guides)
Recently many of the climbs have had anchors placed on the top of them, hopefully this will preserve the trees that have managed to survive the past 20 years of abuse.
First Area developed during the early 80s, location of the first lead (Zag
5.8), the first 5.10 (The Tree Route
), first 5.11 (Englishman's Crack
), and first 5.12 (Let the Wind Blow
Heading north from Fayetteville take three rights after going over bridge, cliff is to your north once you pass under bridge
Weather station 4.0 miles from here
37 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Bridge Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bridge Buttress:
Zag 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Chockstone 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Layback 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Jaws 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Butterbeans 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Marionette 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Team Machine 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Bridge Buttress
Handsome and Well-Hung 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c West Virginia
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Bridge Buttress
Beautiful route.This route climbs the amazing looking corner under the roof. Very tenuous moves stemming in the corner with small gear and finger locks/laybacks just out of reach. This route has a beginning, middle(crux) and end.Crux of this climb is moving off a thin layback pinching a high undercling and deadpointing up and left with no feet. Smearing high and bumping up and right to a pinch then leaving your now comfortable undercling to get a jug way up there. Throw in a hand-jam and remembe...[more] Browse More Classics in West Virginia
BETA PHOTO: Save the cliff, get on the sharp end
One of the huge roofs found along the Bridge Buttr...
Aug 28, 2007
In the most recent Cater guidebook he says Pirouette (5.12d) has no hangers...it has been re-equipped.