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The Buttress is the area between Fisherman’s Wall and the Main Wall. The climbs are found on three faces. The south face of the buttress forms the right side of the large left-facing corner that contains Tarzan (5.8+, right-most climb on Fisherman’s Wall). The southeast face is a little farther to the right and marked by ledges and broken rock. There is also a long, bushy ramp that splits the southeast face roughly in half. The small east face contains the last two routes and is located just left of the Main Face. There is also a pair of climbs on ledge above Intertwine. Several of the climbs are typically done in two short pitches in order to minimize rope drag.
To reach The Buttress, follow the trail up from the gravel climber’s parking lot to the point where it intersects the climbing wall near Green Corner. Follow the base of the wall to the right. Walk along Fisherman’s Wall (the tallest and steepest face at Crow Hill) to the right until you come to a large corner. The south face is just to the right of the corner (look for a pair of bolts that mark Fool on a Hill (5.9)). Continue around the corner for the climbs on the southeast face. The final two climbs are found just to the left of Intertwine.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Buttress:
The Chimney 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
Watusi 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Fool on a Hill 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
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Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R MA : Leominster Area : ... : The Buttress
The route gets progressively harder the higher you climb. I've only been up it about halfway. The lower part of the route is slightly overhung but with plenty of holds and good feet. The holds get thinner as you climb up. ...[more] Browse More Classics in MA