West Buttress Rock Climbing
Knobelty (10a/b) on the rightmost buttress of West...
West Buttress faces south and gets lots of sunshine. Many of the routes are completely bolted, some with supplementary trad pieces wanted here and there, and a few completely trad. There are basically 3 sections. Two buttresses on the right and left of the obvious Butt Groove, and another slabby face left of the western most buttress. Easy to set up top ropes on all the routes. Route difficulty range from 5.7 to 5.10. A great beginning leader crag as the routes are low angle, have good protection, and most of the difficulty lies down low. A fun, small area worth visiting!
West Buttress is directly west of the lowest point of Sugarloaf's South Face. A few minutes walk following a small trail leads over to the base of this lower angle face climbing slab.
Weather station 10.3 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in West Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Buttress:
Knobelty 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
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Pickin' It 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA
: Tahoe Vicinity
: ... : West Buttress
A nice 5.7 friction climb marred by a difficult and contrived start. The crux requires some awkward smearing between the first two bolts, but I suspect you could bypass this by starting a few feet up the gully just to the right of the route. The rest of the climb ascends a nice, low angle slab with pleasing moves. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: West Buttress, right side
West Buttress with the West Face of the main forma...
From: Prescott, Arizona
Aug 1, 2010
Can you walk around and up to the top to set up TR anchors or no? do all the routes have to be lead?