One of the huge roofs found along the Bridge Buttr...
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 4.6 miles from here
34 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bridge Buttress:
Zag 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Jaws 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
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
Butterbeans 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Labor Day 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Marionette 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Team Machine 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Bridge Buttress
Are You Experienced? 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b WV
: The New River Gorge
: ... : Bridge Buttress
Start in the corner under the blunt prow just left of Jaws. Work the corner/crack system to its end and ready yourself for a sobering one-two punch crux section broken up by clipping the route's lone bolt. Once you've worked through the razor thin patina crux section, the climbing eases off tremendously. Get your 5.9 dance on up the arete until you reach the anchors. Look to your right and see the NRG Bridge in all its glory and bask in one of Bercaw's heady masterpieces. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WV
Latest Regional Forum Messages
BETA PHOTO: Bridge Area from across the river
BETA PHOTO: Save the cliff, get on the sharp end
By Ladd Raine
From: Plymouth, NH
Aug 28, 2007
In the most recent Cater guidebook he says Pirouette (5.12d) has no hangers...it has been re-equipped.