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Second Buttress

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Venus De Milo S 
Venus Fly Trap S 

Second Buttress Rock Climbing 


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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

For the Kootenai Canyon area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

10 Total Climbing 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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Second Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 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
Rock Climbing Photo: Brother Tim clips up 'Flying Time' on a go...

Flying Time 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  MT : Kootenai Canyon : Second Buttress
This route starts up an awkward slab to a large ledge. Shake out here and then start into the roof on a mix of jugs, slopers, and crimps. Good beta will make the crux seem much easier than without it, but thats half the fun. Cut your feet at the top for some amazing flying time!...[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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