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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 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Tough Situation 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Avalon Rising 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch
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Tough Situation 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Second Buttress
Go left and through the big roof just left of Classic Finger Crack. It's a great hand and finger crack climb that meets up right at the top of Classic Finger Crack...great toprope. It's rated 5.9 in the Rossiter book, but it's definitely 5.10 and much harder than Classic Finger Crack. The roof is really thin on feet, and the handcrack is good but slippery....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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