The Great Buttress is the tallest section of High Rocks cliffs and contains several nice routes. The section is identified by Cactus Ledge, the nice ledge with bolted belays approximately 50 feet up. Please be careful to not trample the cactus on Cactus Ledge. Cactus Ledge can be accessed by 4th-low 5th class ramps on the left side or by climbing Open Book (5.2G), a nice beginner lead.
Follow the trail along the base of the cliff to the tallest section of rock with a ledge and prominent cedar tree approximately 50 feet up. The bolts on Tales from the Crypt (5.10a) are plainly visible from the trail.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for g. The Great Buttress:
Three Buttresses (first pitch, variation 2) 5.5 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Dean's List (arÍte variation) 5.9 Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Tales from the Crypt 5.10a R Trad, Sport, TR, 2 pitches, 120 feet
Dean's List 5.11a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60 feet
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Dean's List 5.11a PA : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : g. The Great Buttress
Start in an easy dihedral, the crux comes above the second bolt with some small holds and making a dynamic move to an ok hold on the arete, a few jugs lead to a small ledge where a good rest out right can be obtained. The top is more sustained climbing on small holds. If you blow it at the top, there is a chance you could hit the tree....[more] Browse More Classics in PA