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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Second Buttress:
Left End Corners 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Chucky Cheese 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 325'
Angles Away 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
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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Angles Away 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CO : Gunnison : ... : Second Buttress
For the sake of clarity, I am only going to describe the 1st pitch and hope that those more currently informed will add in details of the other two pitches. When looking at the 2nd Buttress from down river, there are two prominent geologic features: a HUGE roof system and a big, left-facing, left-leaning corner system. The big corner is 'Angles Away'. It is obvious and easy to get to.From the *Sugar Cube, scramble up to the flat rocks at the base of the routes 'Angles Away' and 'Needs a Bolt...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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