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Second Buttress  

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The Second Buttress is a small area that contains a number of high quality climbs, not quite as many as the 1st and 3rd Buttress but it's easily accessed from either to add more routes to your day.

Getting There 

This area is best approached by following the approach to the First Buttress. From the base of the cliff at the First Buttress, continue along the cliff, past an area of cliff break down. There are a few climbs hidden in an area behind a small free standing pillar and more routes will appear after passing the pillar. This area is also easily accessed from the 3rd Buttress by following the trail to the left along the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Second Buttress:
Bullocks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 50'   
One Banana   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pistol Whip   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   
Schneezal   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Second Buttress
One Banana

One Banana 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Second Buttress
Start with a high step above a low roof and climb the white face, occasionally using holds left of the bolt line. Use nice underclings to reach a jug at the 5th bolt. There is a loose, but seemingly wedged rock in the vertical section of the obvious slightly overhung, angled crack/flake. It is not necessary to use the loose piece as there is a jug in the flake next to the loose peice. Make a couple long moves with tricky feet. Then continue of steeper rock on good holds to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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