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Middle Beauty Rock Climbing 

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Home to some classic NRG trad lines including Chasin' the Wind(5.11b)and Air(5.11a).

Getting There 

The next section of rock walking upstream from the Burning Buttress. Once you reach the extremly large roof in which Air lies, the Thunder Buttress section of the cliff starts.

Climbing Season

For the Beauty Mountain area.

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Middle Beauty

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Middle Beauty:
Quick Robin, to the Batcrack!   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Air   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Chasin' the Wind   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 90'   
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Featured Route For Middle Beauty
Rock Climbing Photo: chasin' the wind-late fall 2011

Chasin' the Wind 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : Middle Beauty
Climb the finger crack to a set of shuts. About 1/2 way up this crack, it gets harder, but only for about 10 ft. The majority of the climb is 5.10. The route climbs in a similar fashion to many of the NRG 11's, as there are bomber finger locks between reachy thin sections. This is a route you should not pass up if you are in the area and this is your grade. There are direct starts to reach the ledge: Nazz, Nazz (5.12c sport) or Gone With the Wind (5.12a trad). Access to this route from th...[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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