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First Buttress 


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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on May 18, 2007
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Description 

5.12s and 5.13s, sport area.

Come here on a rainy day in the summer, it is cool and stays pretty dry.

Come here on a hot day in the summer, enjoy the cool breeze, shade and lovey hard lines.

Really a cool crag for progecting in the hot summer months.

Classics include The World's Hardest Five Twelve (5.12a), The World's Hardest Variation (5.12c/d), Sanctified (5.13a), Magnitude (5.11d/12a), and more...


Getting There 

From the Glory Hole head down the old coal trail until you see step heading west (up and to the left). First Buttress is the first one you come upon.


7 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['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 First Buttress:
Oh it's you Bob   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
Magnatude   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The World's Hardest Five Twelve   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For First Buttress

Magnatude 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : First Buttress
Start out by climbing straight up to clip the first bolt. Head up and left, then back right to the 2nd bolt. From here difficulty backs down a bit for the next few bolts. Lots of high steps and reaches to positive holds. Make good use of any rests, you'll need it for the top. After clipping the last bolt, the crux begins...Small crimps and small feet can be used to make a big move to a nice mail slot hold. Once you stick the hold, aim for the left facing corner, making a reach for a nic...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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