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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).

Getting There 

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.

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

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'   
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'   
Ramses   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
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   
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On the alleged crux which felt several letter grades easier than the crack below. This section felt pretty thin to me, with the hardest move being the last move to reach a good hold above the directional, but Chuck made it looks like there were big footholds everywhere. You can easily top rope this off new bolt anchors by leading either Road Kill 10b or Sports Pages 5.8.

Living Dead 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c  CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : Isis Buttress
This route is located in the Book Binding area immediately around and left from George's Tree and takes the splitter crack just right of the shallow dihedral start of Dead Boy. The protection is excellent, mostly bomber and easy to place nuts. The first pitch is awesome and described below. However, the guide calls the 2nd pitch "excellent 10a", though it looked somewhat junky to me.Climb the thin crack to a difficult bulge with flaring finger and hand jams (burly 10...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The bottom of the Isis Buttress.  Sport Pages is the prominent OW crack visible in the center bottom of the photo.  As viewed from the top of Backflip.
The bottom of the Isis Buttress. Sport Pages is t...
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