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The Isis Buttress is a sub-section of the Book, and lies between two deep clefts on the climbers left side of the Book. The cleft to the left of Isis Buttress is the Renaissance Wall. To the right of the Isis Buttress lies the Pages Wall Area (the cleft to the right of Isis Buttress proper is included in this section). This area sports some testpiece Lumpy climbs including the Living Dead (5.11b) and Dead Boy Direct (5.11d), as well as a few classic moderates like Isis (5.10b) and Ramses (5.10c).
Hike as you would to the Book, but trend left when you reach the base of the Pages Wall. After passing a series of beautiful vertical cracks on the left side of the Pages Wall Area you will find the first cleft on your right and then the Isis Buttress just before you.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Isis Buttress:
Sport Pages 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Flaked Out 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Bart's Way 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 80'
Isis 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Grade II
Road Kill 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 60'
Dead Boy 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Shinbuster 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Ramses 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Living Dead 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Dead Boy Direct 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch
Arapilumps 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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Dead Boy Direct 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Isis Buttress
This route lies in the gully left of Osiris, the first large gully on the left side of the book. The route is the next one left of Living Dead. The route is a long, finger crack that starts in a left facing dihedral and goes for a full 150 feet up to some rap anchors on top of the second pitch of Living Dead. A variation called Dead Boy (.10b) takes a thin dicey RP protected traverse right directly to the anchors on Living Dead. This is a b...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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