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Workmen's Buttress

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Mr. Workman's Crack T 
Preservation of Wildlife T 
Toss that Beat in the Garbage Can T 
Two Bag Face T 
Workman's Comp S 

Workmen's Buttress  

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Location: 38.0637, -81.06911 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Sam Stephens on May 8, 2011
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This area is "a tall section of cliff that gains good exposure over the trees and thus dries quickly after a rain. This also exposes it to the sun making it very hot in the summer. The routes generally go to the top of the cliff and offer great views." according to Mike Williams.

Getting There 

From the Fern pulloff walk down past the big cave with My Stinking Brain and Air Apparent. Two Bag Face is the most prominent first feature, but Preservation of Wildlife is the first route on the wall, just left of the Arete.

Climbing Season

For the Fern Buttress area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Workmen's Buttress:
Two Bag Face   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Two Bag Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Workmen's Buttress
Climb up the chimney formed by a detached block. Step left off the top of the block onto the face, clip a glue-in bolt, and then head into a small crack, finding gear as you go. From the seam, pull up onto a sizeable ledge. Follow smallish holds up to large horizontals trending left, toward the arÍte. Move across the arÍte to the left side, take in the view and exposure and follow generous but spaced horizontals to bolted anchors at the top.The direct start to this route is R rated unless you...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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