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Fourth Buttress

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About Fourth Buttress:

The Fourth Buttress gets very little climber traffic. It's only about 5 minutes farther than Third Buttress but people seem to draw the line as the approach nears one hour. It also doesn't help that there are no moderate routes here. The warm-ups are 5.11c and it's best to be climbing 5.12+ to get the most out of the area. All of the climbs are good, steep, and bolted. Thew cliff faces southeast and gets sun until late afternoon but the steepness of the wall puts climbs in the shade a bit earlier. These routes stay dry in the rain. (Taken from Pg. 450 of "New River Gorge Rock Climbs" by Mike Williams)
Nearest town or city: Fayetteville
Directions: From beneath the Hwy. 19 bridge, hike upstream along the railroad grade. You'll pass the trailhead for First Buttress at about 15 minutes and the Third Buttress at about 22 minutes. At 27 minutes from the bridge you'll come to a small stream that crosses the railroad grade. This stream is usually running but in very dry spells it will just be a dry streambed. There is no discernible trail here. Hike up to the cliff following the little stream. The routes are 100 ft left of where the waterfall pours over the cliff line. Total approach time from the car is about 45 min.
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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Sandbox 5.12c 1