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East Buttress

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East Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,500'
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 13, 2009
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Description 

The East Buttress is the large crag East and a bit above The Lair. It has prominent South and West faces with routes on both. The South face is split by a large ledge system that bisects the face and is host to a long trad dihedral route. This route appears to be moderate and should take excellent gear. Lots of potential for more routes above and below the ledge. The West face is composed of several plates that could hold quite number of high quality routes. Presently three routes have been established. The West face gets excellent sun, and the rock quality overall appears to be very good.

Getting There 

Approach via the trail to The Lair. Then either hike around the crag to the East to approach South face climbs off the ledge or use one of the access routes at The Lair to reach the West face. These routes both converge at a rappel station that drops one down to the base of The Lair.

Climbing Season

For the Empire area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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


Featured Route For East Buttress

Speed of Light 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : Empire : East Buttress
Speed of Light begins in the obvious dihedral on the left side and fires up on largely moderate terrain. The crux comes in solving the final headwall just below the rap anchors. Climbing is on largely excellent rock, fun, and not particularly pumpy. Save some gas for the finishing moves since the solution to the final headwall is not obvious from the first go. The climbing on SOL was varied, interesting, and pretty well stitched up....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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