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Elevation: 1,398 ft 426 m
GPS: 43.41359, -89.71303
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Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Apr 16, 2002
Admins: Ian Cotter-Brown, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge, Ben Strobel, Kyle Harding

Description Suggest change

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.

Getting There Suggest change

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Brinton's Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 401
Brinton's Crack
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 180
Berkeley
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 28
Puff N' Grunt Chimney
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 43
Rococo Variations
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 4
Berkeley Direct
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 124
Brinton's Direct
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 147
Chicago
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 60
Chiaroscuro
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Chiaroscuro Direct (aka The H)
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Brinton's Corner
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Sheep Thrills
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Evanston Township
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 41
Stool Pigeon
Trad
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R
 14
Cheap Thrills
Trad, TR
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Rubberman
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Brinton's Crack
 401
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Berkeley
 180
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Puff N' Grunt Chimney
 28
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Rococo Variations
 43
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Berkeley Direct
 4
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R TR
Brinton's Direct
 124
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Chicago
 147
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
Chiaroscuro
 60
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Chiaroscuro Direct (aka The H)
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Brinton's Corner
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Sheep Thrills
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Evanston Township
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Stool Pigeon
 41
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad
Cheap Thrills
 14
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R Trad, TR
Rubberman
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c TR
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