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Burning Buttress 

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Darren, early in his trad career, sending Burning ...


Think it is hot? You have no idea what this place feels like in Summer once you get up onto the climbs. This cliff is a cold-weather destination.

Many very hard lines can be found here along with a bunch of warm ups, prefect for the winter roadtripping hard-body.

Getting There 

Walk east along Beauty from Nuttal, you'll see the lines, they are awesome.

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Burning Buttress:
Happy Hands   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 80'   
Spiderwand   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 80'   
Rod Serling Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 75'   
Burning Calves   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 70'   
The Will To Power   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Steve Martin's Face   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Grace Note   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 80'   
Chorus Line   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Trad, 90'   
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Traversing right around the corner to the supremo handcrack

Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Burning Buttress
Follow the crack of Spider Wand for about 20 Ft. Traverse across the left facing corner to reach the hand crack on the right side of the arete. Climb the hand crack to the top. The traverse has some fun moves and the hand crack is a cruiser. If your are going to choose between Spider Wand and Wham Bam, Spider Wand has cooler moves pulling around the roof. This stays shady in the summer until about 1PM. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 25, 2007

In the heat of the summer, this area stays in the shade until about noon.