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West Buttress aka Comedy Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
Comedy Works S 
Divine Wind T 
Far Side, The S 
Night Stalker T 
Practical Joke T,S 
True Comedian S 

West Buttress aka Comedy Wall  


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 40.0031, -105.3893 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is the leftmost area on Blob Rock.

L->R:

A. The Far Side, 11+, 1p, bolts. Short face.
B. Comedy Works, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
C. True Comedian, 12, 1p, 70', bolts. Start on diamond-shaped face.
D. Practical Joke, 8, 1p, 70', bolts. Roof to slab.
E. Night Stalker, 9, 1p, 70', gear. LFC.
F. Divine Wind, 11, 1p, 80', gear. Crack to RFC.

Getting There 

Take the trail up to Blob Rock, and head up the hill to the left. Pass the Central Chimney and Dike Wall. You'll soon come to Divine Wind, a steep crack leading to a right-facing corner. The remaining routes lie uphill from here.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.2 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['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 West Buttress aka Comedy Wall:
Divine Wind   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   
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Featured Route For West Buttress aka Comedy Wall
The Far Side.  Climb the leftmost line of bolts on Comedy Wall.

The Far Side 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : West Buttress aka Comedy Wa...
The Far Side is pretty much as far West as one can get on Blob Rock. From the Radlands slab, continue West past Divine Wind to a separate face with five bolted routes on it. The Far Side is the furthest left. While this is a short route, it packs some tough and interesting moves. The Far Side is a well protected line on solid stone with two hard cruxes. If it were three times the height, it would get three stars....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Dave Fiorucci
From: Boulder, Colorado
Oct 23, 2007
I was climbing in this area last Saturday, and had fun, there is a mixture of easy and hard climbs. I led Practical Joke and setup a top rope for True Comedian and climbed past the last three bolts for a quick challenge. Due to the angle of the finishing slab, it's not good for the rope if you are going to hang dog on it.

I don't see how this area could give sport climbing a bad name. There are 2/5 trad routes. I never saw a glued on hold.