Keeney's Buttress Rock Climbing
Virtually unvisited crag 1/2 mile upstream from Beauty Mountain. This crag can be a welcome escape during crowded labor day weekend.
Tall proud lines from 5.9-5.11 can be found here, come to pull hard, place sweet pro and have a blast in a most wilderness experience.
Park as for Beauty mountain, but head upstream and you'll find Keeney's Buttress shortly.
Climbing Season For the New River Gorge Proper area.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Keeney's Buttress
Earn Your Dinner 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b West Virginia
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Keeney's Buttress
Really fun, variety-filled trad climb, and one of the few at Keeney's Buttress that stays dry in light rain or seepage. It is definitely solid at the grade.It starts with a straight-in splitter that will take some not-so-straight-in technique to get up. After about 35 feet of splitter, you wind up beneath a scoop and a roof. Place some gear, the heelhook and drop-knee your way out the roof. Even after you get established over the roof it's not over until you get to a no-hands stance beneath ...[more] Browse More Classics in West Virginia
Aug 10, 2007
you have to go through the cave approach!