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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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Pine Tree Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Second Buttress
This route climbs a short distance up the dihedral between the Second and Third Elephant Buttresses a few feet before traversing left into a good crack system. Then, (about halfway up the pitch) the route takes off upwards, then left on multiple easy cracks toward a large pine-tree on a ledge. Good jams, good face-holds, and good feet. The gear is quite reasonable, although there are a few spots between cracks where it will not be overhead.This system appears at the right hand edge of the att...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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