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Two Pines Buttress

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Big Deal T,TR 
Brother Without a Brain TR 
Crosstown Traffic T 
Dyspepsia T,TR 
Full Stop T,TR 
Grotto, The T,TR 
Hypoglycemia T,TR 
Jolly Gendarme T,TR 
L. S. D. T,TR 
Moderation T,TR 
Mouse Tracks T 
Mouse's Misery T,TR 
Mouse's Tail T,TR 
Pussy Galore's Flying Circus T,TR 
Rack, The T,TR 
Reprieve TR 
Schizophrenia T,TR 
Solar Eclipse T,TR 
Thoroughfare T,TR 
Touch & Go T,TR 
Vacillation T,TR 

Two Pines Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.41367, -89.7134 View Map  Incorrect?
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Two Pines Buttress contains almost two dozen very nice climbs including The Rack (5.7), Mouse Tracks (5.11a), Full Stop (5.6), and Schizophrenia (5.6). The climbs on the east half are long and continuous while those on the western portion are divided by a ledge.

Getting There 

To get to Two Pines Buttress hike up the CCC trail turning left at the Monster. Once you reach the Pedestal Buttress turn left to get to the base of the buttress (about 200 feet). To get to the top of the buttress go right here and walk around the east end of the cliff, then hike west about 300 feet.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Two Pines Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Two Pines Buttress:
The Grotto   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR, 60'   
Full Stop   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Schizophrenia   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 65'   
Hypoglycemia   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   
Touch & Go   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
Pussy Galore's Flying Circus   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Reprieve   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Rack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   
Vacillation   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Mouse's Misery   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Big Deal   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mouse Tracks   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad   
Thoroughfare   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 50'   
Crosstown Traffic   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad   
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Thoroughfare 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Two Pines Buttress
An obvious line with great pumper climbing. Start in the small alcove just right of The Grotto and use side-pulls to ascend the dual cracks. Also of note are L. S. D. which climbs only the left side of Thoroughfare and Crosstown Traffic which climbs only the right side of Thoroughfare....[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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By Colin Erskine
From: Madison, WI
Sep 19, 2005
I climbed two pines buttress in Feb of 2005, it was cold and wet but it was 43F outside and i thought it was a great part of Devils lake. There are great routes all around and next to this that you can warm up on and then take a gamble at the 5.11 Mouse tracks or mouse something. Anyway i would get on this if you go up to the lake. its very nice.
By Colin Erskine
From: Madison, WI
Oct 25, 2005
A must do when you are at the lake. A great wall for a beginner and even harder problems if you are more than a beginner. I love this wall
By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
Nov 4, 2008
stone resembles that found at old sandstone area. good grip, cool features, quality cracks. wish more of the lake was like this!

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