This area is moderately accessible. It is popular because of the route Pineapple Thuderpussy (5.9). Sorry about the name but this is what it has always been called and I will not change the name to be PC. The area receives some shade so it can be a good summer climb.
This formation is on the east side of the Gallatin River. Park at the bridge and cross to the eastside of the river and gain the Riverside trail. "From the main Riverside trail ascend a talus slope, taking a diagonal line northeast toward the Pineapple and Bleacher buttress and the Watchtower, or go same way as for Tango Tower." - The rock climber's guide to Montana.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pineapple Buttress:
Foxtrot 5.5 Trad, 2 pitches, 220 feet
Pineapple Thunderpussy 5.9 Trad, 2 pitches, 200 feet
Savor the Flavor 5.10c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200 feet
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Pineapple Thunderpussy 5.9 MT : Gallatin Canyon : Pineapple Buttress
This is an awesome climb! The crux is 2/3 the way through the first pitch. An airy roof traverse that seems scarier than it is. The rock is suprisingly awesome. This route is a true test of your mini roof climbing abilities.P1.Climb the dihedral through the pineapple colored rock to the first roof. Veer left around the roof and continue 15 up a beautiful vertical crack on the north face until you acquire a small ledge (the guidebook says "placing good belay anchors here requires thought" is a ve...[more] Browse More Classics in MT