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The Third Buttress is home to many unique routes. Most are fairly long for this area and many have awesome roofs!
The approach for the Third Buttress is essentially the same as for the 1st Buttress. Follow the old railbed upstream along the Meadow River. After about 10-15 minutes, you will find the cairns and path that lead uphill to the 1st Buttress. Continue along the railbed, passing a creepy shack on the right side of the road. Once you see this, continue a bit further and look for a set of cairns on the left at a path that heads uphill. Follow this path until you reach the cliff. The path should put you at the base of Meathead, 5.11c sport.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Third Buttress:
Mr. Cute 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 80'
Skull In Hole 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Starry 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 90'
Featured Route For Third Buttress
Strip Tease starts with easy climbing to a high first bolt. You could easily protect this (and the entire route) with gear. Climb out through the overhanging flake, clipping a couple more bolts, before figuring out how to get to the headwall above. You'll have one more chance to blow it on the move to the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in WV
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