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Description 

The South Buttress is the relatively steep, imposing wall on the left-most side of the cliff. While the rest of Whitehorse is characterized by friction climbing, the South Buttress offers technical and pumpy edge climbing up a soaring vertical wall. There are even some cracks thrown in too.

This area is divided into two sub-areas. The Atlantis Area is the farthest left part of the wall. This area contains classics such as Hotter Than Hell, Inferno, and Atlantis. The Wonder Wall Area includes routes to the right of Lost Souls and to the left of the Children's Crusade Wall.

Getting There 

Follow directions to the individual areas.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',6],['5.10',9],['5.11',3],['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 2. South Buttress:
Inferno   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 380'   Atlantis Area
Hotter Than Hell   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   Atlantis Area
Cold Day in Hell   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Atlantis Area
Ladyslipper   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 125'   Wonder Wall
Lost Souls   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 400'   Atlantis Area
Sky Streak   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Wonder Wall
Tranquility    5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Atlantis Area
The Last Unicorn   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Wonder Wall
Atlantis   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Atlantis Area
Jacobs Ladder   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Atlantis Area
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Featured Route For 2. South Buttress
Climber on Hotter Then Hell. Taken from the adjacent Cold Day in Hell

Hotter Than Hell 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NH : Whitehorse Ledge : ... : Atlantis Area
Low angle, face climbing at its best. A definite classic especially when linked up to Inferno (5.8) to make a full length route. Pitch 1: 5.7 this is not really part of Hotter Than Hell, but it is the normal start. On the left end of the south buttress locate a slab with 2 bolts on it. Climb the slab past the bolts to the tree ledge where the route actually starts. Or you can climb around the slab to the left then traverse back right on to the ledge. Pitch 2: 5.9 start under a couple small roofs...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By Jeffrey LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Aug 21, 2010
There are a few bolted routes and nice corner cracks on the short wall above Inferno/Tranquility. Does anyone know what that wall is called or any info on those climbs? I couldn't find them in the Websters guidebook.
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Aug 22, 2010
here you go jeffery :)
mountainproject.com/v/new_hamp...