Trundler's Club Buttress Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe Trundler's Club Buttress is a Gothic looking complex of stone, which is dominated by large systems, and steep head walls. Two routes punch up this airy, and intimidating 350' chunk of stone:
Trundler's Club 5.10+, 5 Pitches- Is by far the easier of the two, and if you feel solid on 5.11 trad, you are sure to enjoy the middle three pitches, and especially pitch 4 which is super exposed, and a tad heady. The final summit ledge puts you hundreds of feet above Chicken Point.
PMT 5.11+/.12-, 3 or 4 Pitches- This is a wonderful outing if you can get past the first pitch... A full pitch of very technical face climbing guards two very wild crack pitches.
You will most likely not encounter any other climbers here, however, the buttress does overlook Chicken Point which is a destination for Jeep Tours and moderate hikers. The tours below can be a bit annoying or entertaining...depending on the day. But, be prepared to be part of someones Jeep Tour experience, as the guides will often point out climbers. If you can keep quiet and avoid detection, it is in your best interest as once noticed, they may sit, and watch you for a long time. Week days are, of course, lower traffic days. If you are there on a slow day, however, consider yourself lucky and enjoy the peace.
Getting ThereFollow directions for the Religion wall past the watchtower. Stick close to the wall and you will encounter some fixed approach lines. Climb up to the limestone band and follow it around to the east between Minister and the Pulpit and the main wall. Once through the notch stick to the main wall and look for faint trail. A hairy move on the limestone band and some scrambling will put you at the base. Approach time- 45 min... It's pumpy.
Or the alternative start is from Chicken Point.
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