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Routes in West Buttress aka Comedy Wall

Comedy Works S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Divine Wind T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Far Side, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Night Stalker T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Practical Joke T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tears of a Clown S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
True Comedian S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Description

This is the leftmost area on Blob Rock.

L->R:

A1. The Far Side, 11+, 1p, bolts. Short face.
A2. Tears of a Clown, 12+, 1p, 45', bolts.
A3B. Comedy Works, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
B. True Comedian, 12, 1p, 70', bolts. Start on diamond-shaped face.
C. Practical Joke, 8, 1p, 70', bolts. Roof to slab.
D. Night Stalker, 9, 1p, 70', gear. LFC.
E. 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.

Per Mark Rolofson: the Comedy Wall is 100 feet uphill left of Divine Wind.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Buttress aka Comedy Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Comedy Works
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
Divine Wind
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Comedy Works
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Divine Wind
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
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Dave Fiorucci
Boulder, Colorado
Dave Fiorucci   Boulder, Colorado
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. Oct 23, 2007
The Comedy Wall is 100 feet uphill left of Divine Wind. Its rightmost route is Practical Joke. The striking overhanging arĂȘte left of this is Slap Stick (5.12c/d). I established most of the routes on the wall & named it the Comedy Wall. For complete information refer to my guidebook "Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide - Volume I". Mar 24, 2017

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