This large and broad Buttress sits several hundred feet above the Bongeater Buttress. These routes historically been put up traditionally and tend to be multi-pitches. Excellent granite prevails, seemingly even up high on the crag.
The Ruckman Guide mentions the best approach to it as via skirting the Cresecent Crack buttress and then heading up and west. Another possibility may be to park at the parking lot on the north side of the mouth of LCC and then ascend up and past the Prowser and Bongeater Buttress until the base of the Memorial Day Buttress is reached. Whichever trail you choose, plan on a good little hike of about 45 minutes to get ot the base. It's worth it!
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Memorial Day Buttress:
Dave Anderson Memorial Route 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c A2- PG13 Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 400'
Memorial Day Route 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Judas Priest 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 50'
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Memorial Day Route 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Memorial Day Buttress
An obscure, yet adventurous line that deserves mention, the Memorial Day Route follows the obvious weaknesses on this seldom-climbed formation near the mouth of LCC. Begin at a large, keyed-in spike of rock beneath the prominent roof. A few gritty moves gain an undercling that traverses leftward past a pin, then pulls a small roof to a ramp. Belay from a comfortable, low-angled stance located just beneath the start of the Mouth Variation (.11). Step across a gaping chasm and into the cleft j...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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