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Industrial Buttress

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Belly Up T 
Belly Up Variation T 
Blow Chow T 
Darker is Better T 
Fast Boat to China T 
Flight 67 to Stockholm S 
Forgotten Names S 
Heidi Hi T 
Industrial Disease aka Dead Moonies Don't Sell Flowers S,TR 
John Roskelly Show or Polyvinyl Chloride, The T 
Left-Hand Monkey Wrench T,TR 
Nipple Phyle T 
Noodle Factory T 
Politicians, Priests, and Body Bags T,S 
Salad Bar once known as "The John Roskelly Show" T,S,TR 
Scarlett's Pulse T 
Take Flight S 
Thunderbird aka Light Beer T 
Unknown 5.8 AKA Top Rope Face One T,TR 
What Would Jesus Bolt S 

Industrial Buttress 

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This has a bunch of the original bolted routes in this section. There are some nice moderate sport and trad lines here. It has really great rock. The climbing is a lot of fun.

Getting There 

This area is just left of the Table Top area. From the main trail, keep walking west until the cliffs trail away and you can walk to the top. The cliffs start up again; this is the Industrial Buttress.


A. Scarlett's Pulse, 8-, 1p, 60', gear.
B1. Belly Up, 6, 1p, 60', gear.
B2. Belly Up Variation, 8-, 1p, 70', gear.
C1B2. Heidi Hi, 8, 1p, 50', gear.
C2. Politicians, Priests, and Body Bags, 10-, 1p, 70', bolts & gear. Double dihedral start.
D. What Would Jesus Bolt, 11-, 1p, 70', bolts & gear.
E. Fast Boat to China, 8+, 1p, 60', gear.
F. Noodle Factory, 9, 1p, 70', gear.
G. Salad Bar once known as "The John Roskelly Show", 10- R, 1p, bolts, pin.
H. Nipple Phyle, 7, 1p, 60', gear.
I. Left Hand Monkey Wrench, 7, 1p, 60', gear.
J. The John Roskelly Show or Polyvinyl Chloride, 9+, 1p, gear.
K. Take Flight, 9+, 1p, 70', bolts +/- gear.
L. Blow Chow, 7+, 1p, 70', gear.
M. Flight 67 to Stockholm, 11-, 1p, 70', bolts & gear. "67" on face.
N. Industrial Disease, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.
O. Forgotten Names, 11+, 1p, 70', bolts.
P1. Thunderbird and Light Beer, 8-, 1p, 60', gear.
P2. Dark is Better, 7, 1p, 60', gear.

Climbing Season

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Industrial Buttress:
Heidi Hi   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Fast Boat to China   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Noodle Factory   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Salad Bar once known as "The John Roskelly Show"   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
Politicians, Priests, and Body Bags   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Flight 67 to Stockholm   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Industrial Disease aka Dead Moonies Don't Sell Flowers   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Industrial Buttress
Working the toprope on the lower part of the face right before the early crux.

Industrial Disease aka Dead Moonies Don't Sell Flowers 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CO : Golden : ... : Industrial Buttress
This is a totally rad climb. It follows a thin seam up a smooth slabby face for the first half, and then continues up a vertical to overhanging jug haul for the second half. The crux is a techinical move on the lower slab. The route lies just to the left of a gully that leads to the top of the cliffs.Eds. According to richard berk, this was once known as Dead Moonies Don't Sell Flowers....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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