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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.
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.
10 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Second Buttress:
Pleasant Surprise 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Flying Time 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Venus De Milo 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Second Buttress
Pleasant Surprise 5.8 5b 16 VI- 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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