First Buttress Rock Climbing
This is a good sized crag at Kootenai, with a decent amount of varied climbs and rock. The climbing here ranges from 5.6 to 5.13 with a large concentration of routes in the middle range. Trad routes are available as are sport lines.
This area is the first crag of rock you encounter after hiking up the main trail. There is a trail to the base that leans toward the west. When you approach this crag, you will see a flat rock pointing towards the creek. On your right there will be a couple of obvious big boulders, the trail begins there. The trail will take you to the base of the routes where War Pigs
, ,11th Commandment
, and Fire Drill
Climbing Season For the Kootenai Canyon area.
Weather station 3.3 miles from here
27 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in First Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for First Buttress:
The Corner 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Iron Monger 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Razorback 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Town Pump 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
The Tempest 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Botulism 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Fire Drill 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
The Brik 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For First Buttress
Dymaxion 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a MT
: Kootenai Canyon
: First Buttress
Dymaxion is characterized by steep, pumpy climbing with big moves between big holds. From the belay bolt, make fun exposed moves traversing up and right through the first roof on surprisingly large holds. Doing the thinnest moves on the route, pull up onto the face and continue on spaced jugs through the next roof and pump your way to the anchors......[more] Browse More Classics in MT