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D'Arcy's Buttress

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30 Second Crack T,TR 
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Darkness At Noon T,TR 
Death Leap 2000 TR 
Easy Overhang T,TR 
Last Gasp TR 
Ship's Prow TR 
Strawberry Fields TR 
Zig-Zag T 
Zschiesche's Roof T 

D'Arcy's Buttress 


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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Apr 16, 2002
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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


11 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for D'Arcy's Buttress:
Darkness At Noon   5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c     Trad, TR, 50'   
Zig-Zag   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Darcy's Wall   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 30'   
Last Gasp   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 40'   
Death Leap 2000   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 30'   
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Featured Route For D'Arcy's Buttress
Jennifer Jirak

Zig-Zag 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : D'Arcy's Buttress
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

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