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Second Buttress

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Angles Away T 
Back for Seconds T 
Big Top project S 
Chucky Cheese T 
Johnny Rotten T 
Journey through Gwondonaland T 
Left End Corners T 
Needs a Bolt T 
Slap Happy S 
Whatever T 
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Second Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Kirk Woerner on Sep 18, 2003


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The Second Buttress is the large buttress just north of the first. There are an innumerable number of routes especially on the right side. However, only the classics are shown here

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Weather station 10.2 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Second Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Second Buttress:
Chucky Cheese   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 325'   
Journey through Gwondonaland   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Back for Seconds   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Left side of the second buttress - belays marked i...

Left End Corners 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Gunnison : ... : Second Buttress
Left End Corners is an excellent outing on the far left side of the second buttress. This can be done at either 5.6 or 5.8, depending on the precise line. I'll describe the 5.8 line - the 5.6 line goes left on the second pitch and avoids the final corner (Resom).P1: Climb up easy rock about 50' to a big ledge.P2: Go right to a nice crack - Malloy incorrectly shows Chuck E Cheese going up this crack in the photo. The hardest part is getting sta...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By John Peterson
Sep 16, 2014
Found a pair of shoes at the base of Left End Corners. They had been there for a while and were a bit chewed up but still in OK shape. Left the shoes at Rock and Roll.
By phil broscovak
May 7, 2006
When driving towards the 2nd buttress your eye will be drawn to the huge roof and prominent leftward leaning corner system. Directly below these features is the Sugar Cube an obvious and well named boulder on the crag side of the road. Parking will be apparent. The leftward leaning corner is Angles Away. Directly through the huge roof is the incipient cracks of Roofer Madness. This is an old Rosholt aid climbing test piece. Beginning from the right side of the Angles Away start and S curving around to the left side of the Roofer Madness Roof is the challenging Needs a Bolt. Many other quality routes are to be found all over the 2nd Buttress. Many are yet to be done. If this crag were on the Front Range, there might be a hundred grid bolted routes on it. As it is there is still a bit of wild adventure left out west.

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