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Routes in 4. The Buttress

Buttress T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Chimney, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Fool on a Hill T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nose, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Watusi T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
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Description

The Buttress is the area between Fisherman’s Wall and the Main Wall. The climbs are found on three faces. The south face of the buttress forms the right side of the large left-facing corner that contains Tarzan (5.8+, right-most climb on Fisherman’s Wall). The southeast face is a little farther to the right and marked by ledges and broken rock. There is also a long, bushy ramp that splits the southeast face roughly in half. The small east face contains the last two routes and is located just left of the Main Face. There is also a pair of climbs on ledge above Intertwine. Several of the climbs are typically done in two short pitches in order to minimize rope drag.

To descend the routes, walk of right and follow the trail down to the base of the Practice Face.

Getting There

To reach The Buttress, follow the trail up from the gravel climber’s parking lot to the point where it intersects the climbing wall near Green Corner. Follow the base of the wall to the right. Walk along Fisherman’s Wall (the tallest and steepest face at Crow Hill) to the right until you come to a large corner. The south face is just to the right of the corner (look for a pair of bolts that mark Fool on a Hill (5.9)). Continue around the corner for the climbs on the southeast face. The final two climbs are found just to the left of Intertwine.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The 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
 34
The Chimney
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Fool on a Hill
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 16
Buttress
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
The Nose
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Chimney
 34
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Fool on a Hill
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Buttress
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
The Nose
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
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