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Burning Buttress

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Broken Sling T 
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Chorus Line T 
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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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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on May 18, 2007
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Darren, early in his trad career, sending Burning ...

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


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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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'   
Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 70'   
Burning Calves   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Spiderwand   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 80'   
Rod Serling Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 75'   
The Will To Power   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Steve Martin's Face   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
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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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.