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Bill's Buttress is found about halfway along the East Rampart cliff face. The buttress contains long climbs like the challenging Cheatah and the easier Push-Me Pull-you. You'll need a 60m rope to top-rope these. Great climbs with great length can be found at Bill's Buttress.
Bill's Buttress is just east of the Leaning Tower Gully and Rainy Wednesday Tower. Hike up the CCC trail making a right at Pedestal Buttress. Swing around the top of D'Arcy's Buttress and head back west along the top of the cliff. After passing by Tombstone Wall and Leaning Tower head down the Leaning Tower Gully and walk about 75 feet east along the base of the wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bill's Buttress:
Lysurgic Ledge 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Escalation 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'
PushMi, Pull-Yu 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Coatimundi Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 125'
Grand Inquisitor 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 140'
Agnostic 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 80'
Breakfast of Champions 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Talk to the Animals 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Cheatah 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 120'
Prophet's Honor 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR, 100'
Tom Cat/Pussy Cat 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a TR, 90'
Featured Route For Bill's Buttress
Grand Inquisitor 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Bill's Buttress
Route starts down at lowest point of Bill's Buttress at buttress prow between route "Agnostic" to the right and route "Coatimundi" to the left. The starting moves are unprotected and perhaps a bit hard for the grade and folks usually step into the climb via crack and mantle move from the right a bit. Climb thin crack from said ledge that has both slopey as well as angular footholds around it to a horizontal hold at point of base of loose block. Get good pro with long runners and launch into l...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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