D'Arcy's Buttress Rock Climbing
Sherpa Jon throwing down a variation on a classic ...
D'Arcy's Buttress is a shorter wall (maybe 40 feet high) that sees a lot of climbing due the interesting routes and easy access. Notable climbs here include the easily spotted Ship's Prow (5.6), the dyno-move route Death Leap 2000 (5.10b), and Sometime Crack (5.10a). There are also some bouldering routes on the north side of D'Arcy's Buttress. You are likely to find D'Arcy's Buttress full by 9:30 on any summer weekend.
To get to D'Arcy's Buttress take the CCC Trail, turning left when you reach The Monster. When you reach Pedestal Buttress turn right and walk about 50 feet. D'Arcy's Buttress will be on your left.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in D'Arcy's Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for D'Arcy's Buttress:
Zig-Zag 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Last Gasp 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
R Trad, TR, 30'
Featured Route For D'Arcy's Buttress
Zig-Zag 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI
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Between the boulder and the wall, do a move up to the big horizontal ledge. "Zig-Zag" continues more or less up the crack in front of you (while "Easy Overhang" traverses right and up the other crack). The crux is the first few moves off the ledge. Zig left up into the alcove, then zag right back into the crack.Until 2007 or so there was a large basswood tree (see the photos of "Easy Overhang") that pressed you against the rock at the crux, and provided a convenient point of protection as wel...[more] Browse More Classics in WI