Login with Facebook
Flying Buttress

Select Route:
Winged Messenger S 

Flying Buttress  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 876
Administrators: Bill McKirgan, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jon Lauters on Jan 7, 2008
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!


This wall has three rarely climbed routes. Most people that are this far into the park usually keep going to Windy Point. I only included Winged Messenger as it was the only route that had enough info to warrant an entry/only one worth climbing.

Getting There 

Go up through the gap to the left of Tarzan, walk through the gully on the other side and up through the gap in the next rock. First route is on the right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

1 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Flying Buttress

Winged Messenger 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  IA : Pictured Rocks : Flying Buttress
It will probably be a little dirty. Lots of crimps and sloping holds....[more]   Browse More Classics in IA

Comments on Flying Buttress Add Comment
Show which comments
By Dan Roberts
From: Eastern Iowa
Feb 20, 2009
Shiprock stands by itself from the main cliff area. Stay to its right going past Tarzan, Silk road and OTC. Follow a minimal trail up river crossing a small gully. Keep walking for about 200 yards turn left and you should see the cliffs. Work up hill on the north side of the formation for Winged Messenger. Bolts can be a bit hidden, but are there.
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
and Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!