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0. Henderson's Buttress

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
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 Rock Climbing 


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Location: 44.15466, -71.68782 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide), Emily Roeben
Submitted By: lee hansche on Oct 23, 2011
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Description 

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 Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in 0. Henderson's Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 0. Henderson's Buttress:
Our Mine's I    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 530'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The crux's zigzag line

Two Stoned 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13  NH : *Cannon Cliff : 0. Henderson's Buttress
Climb up the corner to the ceiling above the first pitch of Achilles's Heel (5-7) then leave by going left onto a sloping ledge. Traverse over to its left side to enter an inclining head wall. Go up a series of very steep switchbacks (crux). Extremely tiresome because difficult protection placements due to the angles necessary to having good pro. Almost entirely wire stoppers and often blind placements with long slings to minimize rope drag. All removable pro on this climb. Finish is onto anothe...[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.)

Rock Climbing Photo: 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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