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Backlash S 
Beast in Me, The T 
Concertina S 
Gun Club S 
L.S.D. T 
Let's Make A Deal S 
Loud Noise S 
Momma's Squeeze Box T 
Mushrooms T 
Right Son of Thunder T 
Screamer Crack T 
Super Crack T 
Transcendence S 

Thunder Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.05022, -81.0302 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Kris Gorny on Apr 20, 2007
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Dan Osman soloing Gun Club (5.12c), NRG Photo: Ja...

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Description 

Section of Beauty Mountain with a number of famous sport (Concertina, Stabat Mater, Gun Club) and trad routes (Super Crack, Mushrooms, Right Son of Thunder). Usually a good choice for those who want to avoid the crowds. Just like Endless, it is sunny and hot in mid day.

Getting There 

Walk along the cliff for about 20-30 minutes until the trail goes through rocky area under a huge roof. Just past the roof there is a large boulder which forms a cave enclosed on the left with a vertical orange face (Gun Club). The Thunder Buttress area starts here.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.9 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',3],['5.12',6],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Thunder Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Thunder Buttress:
Screamer Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Momma's Squeeze Box   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Super Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad   
Mushrooms   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Right Son of Thunder   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 80'   
Transcendence   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Concertina   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Gun Club   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Thunder Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Dan Osman soloing Gun Club (5.12c), NRG  Photo: Ja...

Gun Club 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : Thunder Buttress
This long face climb, just left of the big corner known as Super Crack, is a good introduction to NRG technical face climbing. Don't let the grade scare you off because none of the individual moves are any harder than 12a. But, they do add up and there are multiple cruxy sections. Bring your fancy footwork and strong fingers to reach the anchors on this one. On a historical side note, Dan Osman soloed this route in 1991. The story goes that Dan worked the crux on a short leash never really diali...[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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