BETA PHOTO: Twilight Buttress
A northeast-facing granite buttress with both crack climbing and face climbing at low elevation and a sense of solitude. Most routes are in the .10s and .11s, with a couple of nice aid climbs as well. The most striking line has got to be Sunset Arete, with its varnished patina face climbing through solution pockets.
All routes except For Lorne can be descended with a single 60m rope.
In the summer, the buttress is in the sun in the morning, but shaded in the late afternoon.
Driving from BCC and LCC: take Wasatch Blvd south to about 11000 S., where it turns west (at 1700 E). There is a LDS church and a park on the outside corner of this turn. Park at the park.
Follow a paved trail SE until it meets an old dirt road towards the Shoreline Trail. Follow this steep road past a baracade and up... and up... When you get to a concrete catchment, cross the stream and bushwhack to the obvious granite buttress. It looks like there was once a trail, but many trees have fallen and erased it. Approach time ~ 35 min.
Weather station 5.4 miles from here
7 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Featured Route For Twilight Buttress
Free Me (free) 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
: Wasatch Range
: ... : Twilight Buttress
A short, brutally thin seam that starts low on the Twilight Buttress. More of an RP-protected boulder problem than anything else. Jam and lieback the obvious seam past two fixed pins, using some small features on the face as well. The crux comes about a third of the way up, just before making a long move to an edge out right. Difficult to rate -- .13b or c, but some others should try it to consolidate the grade. A great route!...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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BETA PHOTO: Here is a picture of the wall
By Landon McBrayer
From: Salt Lake City, UT
May 7, 2011
There is a gate blocking access to the Big Willow watershed. Inter alia, this means the twilight buttress is inaccessible (unless you want to pay a $1940 fine). WTF?