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Second Buttress

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Ball and Chain S 
Captain Ging S 
Charlie's Overhang S 
Flies on S**t S 
Flying Time S 
I Cling T 
Pleasant Surprise T 
Unknown 10 T,S 
Venus De Milo S 
Venus Fly Trap S 
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Second Buttress  


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Submitted By: grk10vq on Apr 21, 2011
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Description 

Another great crag at Kootenai, the 2nd Buttress hosts a few classics such as Venus de Milo and the more popular Pleasant Surprise. At the 2nd Buttress you will find a good handful of routes both sport and traditional.

Getting There 

To get to the 2nd Buttress, continue on trail past 1st Butress. Just past The Dam on the right there is a very developed trail, follow this to get to the base of the routes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.1 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Second Buttress:
Pleasant Surprise   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Flying Time   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Venus De Milo   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Ball and Chain   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Venus Fly Trap   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Second Buttress
A clear view of Pleasant Surprise from below.

Pleasant Surprise 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  MT : Kootenai Canyon : Second Buttress
The most popular climb on the Second Buttress, and a good one to start or end the day, or take some friends up. Starts up a face to a small stance, then up a straight in crack to pull two roofs. Look out for the pleasant surprises!...[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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