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Beauty Mountain

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Beauty Mountain 


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Location: 38.0508, -81.03146 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Apr 11, 2007
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Nuttalburg Mine Entrance. Follow the dirt road pa...

Description 

Awesome place to climb.

Became popular in the early 1980s, as one of the original climbing destinations in the NRG.Located in the north portion of the gorge it faces south-west and it 3/4mi long and averages 60 to 120 feet tall. Beauty is best known for its crack, but over the past 10 years many hard sport lines have been established here.

Ram's Head is a beautiful scenic overlook that inspires visitors that aren't climber to do the 15 min hike(a long hike for the NRG) to get the awesome views of the Lower New River.


Getting There 

Contiue past Nuttal and keep driving until you get to smallest Post office you've ever seen, take right contiue for 5 min, turn left on small gravel near top of cliff, hike in


64 Total Routes


['4 Stars',19],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',5],['5.9',6],['5.10',15],['5.11',13],['5.12',12],['5.13',7],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Beauty Mountain:
Screamer Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Thunder Buttress
Happy Hands   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 80'   Burning Buttress
Super Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad   Thunder Buttress
Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 70'   Burning Buttress
Spiderwand   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 80'   Burning Buttress
Rod Serling Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 75'   Burning Buttress
Brain Tweezers   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Brain
Burning Calves   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Burning Buttress
Welcome to Beauty   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Ram's Head
Chasin' the Wind   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 90'   Middle Beauty
The Will To Power   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Burning Buttress
Steve Martin's Face   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Burning Buttress
Right Son of Thunder   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Thunder Buttress
Disturbance   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Genocide Cave
M.E.N.S.A.   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Brain
Concertina   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Thunder Buttress
Chunky Munky   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Brain
Chorus Line   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Trad, 90'   Burning Buttress
Green Envy   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Genocide Cave
Super Mario   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Super Mario Boulder
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Featured Route For Beauty Mountain
Traversing right around the corner to the supremo handcrack

Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Burning Buttress
Follow the crack of Spider Wand for about 20 Ft. Traverse across the left facing corner to reach the hand crack on the right side of the arete. Climb the hand crack to the top. The traverse has some fun moves and the hand crack is a cruiser. If your are going to choose between Spider Wand and Wham Bam, Spider Wand has cooler moves pulling around the roof. This stays shady in the summer until about 1PM. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

Photos of Beauty Mountain Slideshow Add Photo
The view from beauty mtn. is beautiful.
The view from beauty mtn. is beautiful.
Old Coal Tipple.  Follow the dirt road past the Super Mario Boulder for approximately .5 miles toward the river.
Old Coal Tipple. Follow the dirt road past the Su...
Old Coal Conveyor.  Follow the dirt road past the Super Mario Boulder for approximately .5 miles toward the river.  This Conveyor goes all the way down the hillside to the river.
Old Coal Conveyor. Follow the dirt road past the ...
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By Brian Adzima
From: the Paris of Appalachia
May 18, 2007

Parking can be a pain here. If you get a spot think small and leave room for others.

By Ladd Raine
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
May 19, 2007

There is plenty of parking room nowaday on the gravel road, you might just have to walk 100ft farther. (oh gosh!)