Third Buttress Rock Climbing
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The Third Buttress is home to many unique routes. Most are fairly long for this area and many have awesome roofs!
The approach for the Third Buttress is essentially the same as for the 1st Buttress. Follow the old railbed upstream along the Meadow River. After about 10-15 minutes, you will find the cairns and path that lead uphill to the 1st Buttress. Continue along the railbed, passing a creepy shack on the right side of the road. Once you see this, continue a bit further and look for a set of cairns on the left at a path that heads uphill. Follow this path until you reach the cliff. The path should put you at the base of Meathead, 5.11c sport.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
32 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Third Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Third Buttress:
Alleluja 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 106'
Supermoon 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Vanished 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Starry 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 90'
The Prow 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Bittersweet 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Third Buttress
The Prow 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b WV
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Third Buttress
Start by making a couple bouldery moves to gain the long slab. Continue up the slab over the occasional loose block. As the route turns vertical at about the half way point, the climb really begins. At this point, climb up using some strange holds to reach the 1st overhang. When you are pulling the 1st overhang and clipping the bolt at the lip, a few of the key holds move, but they appear to be captured. Continue up and a bit left (optional gear here). Now the hard stuff begins. Make a lo...[more] Browse More Classics in WV