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West Buttress aka Comedy Wall

Routes Sorted
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 
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West Buttress aka Comedy Wall  

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 40.0031, -105.3893 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Blob Rock Area. Original photo by Jack Wyatt.

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  • Description 

    This is the leftmost area on Blob Rock.


    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]

    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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    Divine Wind 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : West Buttress aka Comedy Wa...
    Thin stemming on high quality granite.This writeup only discusses the first pitch which is all most people are going to be interested in. The second pitch is said to be 11b and very serious. Anyone care to add a description of P2?P1. Start at the left end of Blob Rock, below a prominent clean, right facing corner which starts about 30' above the ground. The corner is visible in the Blob Rock perspective photo, just right of the top of a pine tree in the foreground and left of a prominent slab...[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.
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