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Routes in 07: Brinton's Buttress

Berkeley T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Brinton's Corner T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Brinton's Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Brinton's Direct T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cheap Thrills T,TR 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R
Chiaroscuro TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Chiaroscuro Direct (aka The H) TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chicago T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Evanston Township T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Evanston Township Direct T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Golf Road TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Puff N' Grunt Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rococo Variations T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rubberman TR 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Sheep Thrills T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
South Side T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Stool Pigeon T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
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Description

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

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
 270
Brinton's Crack
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 108
Berkeley
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 19
Puff N' Grunt Chimney
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
Rococo Variations
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 72
Brinton's Direct
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 106
Chicago
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 40
Chiaroscuro
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Chiaroscuro Direct (aka The H)
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
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
 10
Evanston Township
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 27
Stool Pigeon
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Evanston Township Direct
Trad, TR
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R
 9
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
 270
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Berkeley
 108
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Puff N' Grunt Chimney
 19
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Rococo Variations
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Brinton's Direct
 72
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Chicago
 106
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
Chiaroscuro
 40
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Chiaroscuro Direct (aka The H)
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Brinton's Corner
 11
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
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Stool Pigeon
 27
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad
Evanston Township Direct
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
Cheap Thrills
 9
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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