Brinton's Buttress Rock Climbing
Unknown climber on the East Bluff, April 18, 2009....
Brinton's Buttress could be considered the crown jewel of the East Rampart. The buttress contains many high-quality climbs and is perhaps the most heavily visited formation on the East Bluff. Rubberman (5.13b), arguably the hardest climb at the Lake is located at the eastern end of the buttress, Brinton's Crack (5.6) is found on its southern face, and Berkeley (5.6) sits amongst other great climbs on the west face.
To find Brinton's Buttress hike up the CCC trail, turn left at The Monster and climb up rock steps through the talus field until you reach Pedestal Buttress. To access the top of Brinton's Buttress turn right and hike around the east end of the East Rampart wall. Turn back to the west and hike along the top of the cliff for 250 feet. To access the bottom of Brinton's Buttress turn left at Pedestal Buttress and hike on the climber's Trail for about 150 feet until you reach Brinton's Buttress.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Brinton's Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Brinton's Buttress:
Berkeley 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Chicago 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
R Trad, TR, 60'
Golf Road 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Featured Route For Brinton's Buttress
Rubberman 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c WI
: Devil's Lake
: ... : Brinton's Buttress
Perhaps the most "doable" of the Devil's Lake 5.13's, Rubberman is a deserved neo-classic. The wall is quite steep by DL standards and the moves feel more sport-like than the other vertical crimping nightmares (like Ice) found in the in the park.Locate the steep wall left of Boy Scout. The climb starts out with a very difficult and strange mantle move. Start on the jug, and move left hand up to a two finger crimp. Perch your right foot on the jug and reach right hand to a gaston at full extensio...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Evan Marsh
From: Cedar Falls, IA
Aug 17, 2015
Safety Alert! There is a very active underground BEE HIVE on the right side of the climber's trail as you approach Gill's Buttress from the east. Be cautious, my friend was stung by one when we first got there.