The Second Buttress has several good climbs: Tough Situation (9+) and Classic Finger Crack (9) are somewhat popular. Pine Tree Route (5) is a great beginner's lead.
Take the climber's access trail to the water pipe, and walk right, past the First Buttress, to the base of the Second Buttress.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Second Buttress:
Classic Finger Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Tough Situation 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Avalon Rising 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch
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Chimney 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Second Buttress
To the right of Pine Tree Route is a deep chimney that is maybe a little better than it looks. It protects well and could be a good chimney lead for someone looking to practice such things. It is not listed in any of my guidebooks, so I have simply called it "Chimney" here.Scramble up the deep cleft into the chimney. Climb past some chockstones placing pro in cracks inside the chimney and then mantle out of the left side to reach the tree at the top of ?Pine Tree Route?...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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