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Burning Buttress

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Broken Sling T 
Burning Calves T 
Chorus Line T 
Grace Note S 
Happy Hands T 
Rod Serling Crack T 
Ruchert Motion S 
Spiderwand T 
Sportster, The S 
Steve Martin's Face T 
Stuck in Another Direction T,TR 
Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam T 
Will To Power, The T 

Burning Buttress  


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Location: 38.05274, -81.03344 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Whisenhunt, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd Raine on May 18, 2007
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Description 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.8 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',3],['5.13',2],['>=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]

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 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 80'   
Broken Sling   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 80'   
Spiderwand   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 80'   
Burning Calves   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Rod Serling Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 75'   
Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 70'   
Steve Martin's Face   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
The Will To Power   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Grace Note   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 80'   
Chorus Line   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 90'   
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Featured Route For Burning Buttress
Darren, early in his trad career, sending Burning Calves.

Burning Calves 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Burning Buttress
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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.
By camhead
From: Vandalia, Appalachia
Jun 17, 2014
This is a strange description for this area; just dwelling on the heat and winter-ness of this crag. For what it's worth, I climb here not infrequently in the summer; as Jeremy says above, the area around Burning Calves is in complete shad ein the morning, and gets ample tree shade even after that. Around the corner, the Steve Martin's Face/Chorus Line area gets afternoon shade. Will to Power and Sportster do get sun pretty much all day, though.