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Bill's Buttress

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Agnostic T,TR 
Breakfast of Champions T 
Cheatah T,TR 
Coatimundi Crack T,TR 
Dark Corner, The T,TR 
Derek Smalls' Crack T,TR 
Dogleg T,TR 
Escalation T,TR 
Grand Inquisitor T,TR 
Ignominy T,TR 
Lysurgic Ledge T 
Mr. Bunney Meets The Poultry Man T,TR 
Prophet's Honor T,TR 
PushMi, Pull-Yu T,TR 
Sour Queen TR 
Talk to the Animals TR 
Tom Cat/Pussy Cat TR 

Bill's Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.41366, -89.71415 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Apr 24, 2002
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['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 Bill's Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'   
Coatimundi Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 125'   
PushMi, Pull-Yu   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 100'   
Grand Inquisitor   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 140'   
Breakfast of Champions   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 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'   
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Featured Route For Bill's Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Phil Watts on Cheatah, June 2002

Cheatah 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Bill's Buttress
Cheatah is a great, sustained climb on the long east face of Bill's Buttress. Start out by getting above a small 10" overhang using a few key foot placements (be prepared to stretch). Once above the overhang things get slightly easier using the finger crack. About 2/3's up there is a nearly blank face with a 10 foot crack. Use a combination of a layback and finger jams to conquer this section. For a proper ascent, avoid the jugs on right arete during the crux moves up the thin seam. From t...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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