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Middle Beauty Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.0513, -81.03222 View Map  Incorrect?
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Home to some classic NRG trad lines including Chasin' the Wind(5.11b)and Air(5.11a).

Getting There 

The next section of rock walking upstream from the Burning Buttress. Once you reach the extremly large roof in which Air lies, the Thunder Buttress section of the cliff starts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Middle Beauty

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Middle Beauty:
Quick Robin, to the Batcrack!   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Air   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Chasin' the Wind   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Up in the Air

Air 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Middle Beauty
From the hanging belay, traverse right about 15 ft to the edge of the arete. Pull up using a short vertical crack to gain a stance (crux). Continue up the arete, climbing mostly the face to the left of the arete. This route protects very well. Just before the top, you must make some thin slabby moves to reach the ledge above really solid gear. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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