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0. Henderson's Buttress

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Achille's Heel T 
Bull Dog T,S 
Henderson T 
Mind Over Pinky and the Brain T 
No Guts, No Glory T 
Noonie Direct T 
Our Mine's I  T 
Pinky and the Brain T 
Quick Silver (variation on Muir Buttress) T 
Two Stoned T 

0. Henderson's Buttress  

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Submitted By: lee hansche on Oct 23, 2011
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An adventurous area of an adventurous cliff. South of Whitney-Gillman Ridge is a collection of butresses that are often quite loose even by cannon standards. Rock is less clean but good rock can be found by those with adventurous spirit.

Getting There 

Take the Whitnet-Gillman Ridge Trail until you can go left below ridge. Go left on a faint trail (be wary there is a small patch of poison ivy).

Climbing Season

For the *Cannon Cliff area.

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

10 Total Routes

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

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Our Mine's I    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 530'   
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Quick Silver (variation on Muir Buttress) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NH : *Cannon Cliff : 0. Henderson's Buttress
2/5 is Mike's assessment of the climb up the right of Muir Buttress. Climbed to the trees onto the classic outcrop of several giant stacked blocks. Intimidated I stayed in the left facing corner until it becomes a hard short pillar with its small square top. Very nice feature. Above's the severe crux up the short lichen covered wall. Excellent on sight lead of this, Mike. We did Muir's second pitch to the old belay. We hadn't been here before.There's ten feet over from the old belay the bol...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Mar 22, 2013
Why change the area name to Henderson's Buttress when this is only 1 of the 3 prominent left of the Whitney Gilman Ridge (including the Pinky and the Brain Buttress just right of the Anderson Wall and the Muir Buttress right of that). I thought it more clear when all the routes were listed under the "South End".
By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Mar 24, 2013
I just realized that my last comment was only a matter of symantics, and it doesn't really matter what you call the southern section of the cliff. However, I was wondering if we could put a few sub areas into this section once all the other unlisted routes start getting submitted. That way all the routes and their locations might be more easily organized. For now its probably fine as there are still only a handful of routes posted. Eventually, someone's going to pulloff a repeat of some of those crazy routes on The Anderson Wall, and it would be nice to see a well documented area for their listings.
By dave custer
May 10, 2015
Looks like the Henderson Butress has suffered significant rockfall this spring (2015). (I know, I know. "Cannon" is just a local climbing term for "rockfall", so why mention it.)

Rockfall scars on Henderson Buttress, Spring 2015
Rockfall scars on Henderson Buttress, Spring 2015

Looking forward to some new route development...
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