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D'Arcy's Buttress

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30 Second Crack T,TR 
Cemetery Wall TR 
Darcy's Wall TR 
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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EZ throwing down the move,.. circa late 1990's.

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=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]

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   
Last Gasp   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 40'   
Darcy's Wall   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 30'   
Death Leap 2000   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 30'   
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Featured Route For D'Arcy's Buttress
On the upper half of Last Gasp.

Last Gasp 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : D'Arcy's Buttress
Last Gasp is an aethetically pleasing line up an obtuse outside corner just left of Darcy's Wall. The true ascent line starts just left of the corner in a depression which in days of yore was called the "Snake Pit." One can start more easily even farther left behind a standing block and traverse back to the corner on a ledge, however this is considered anathema and doesn't make the ascent that much easier anyway. Continue more or less straight up on or a little left of the corner to the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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