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GPS: 35.45007, -82.21549
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Shared By: gneiss pirate on Nov 26, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Ky Bishop, Steve Lineberry, Aaron Parlier

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This tall buttress has some of the best steep/face/crack routes that the Bald has to offer. The sunny side is great when temps are cool and crisp. On warmer days you can head around to the shady side for a good pump workout.

Routes behind Test Pilot Buttress are located here.

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Approach from either the boulder field trail or the Cereal Buttress trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Test Pilots Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
5.8 Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 12
Co-Pilots
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 19
Z Crack
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 21
Rocket Science
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 43
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Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Kosmonauts
Trad, Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 21
Space Monkey
Trad, Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
Kennedy Space Port
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 44
Test Pilots
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
5.8 Crack
 44
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Co-Pilots
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Z Crack
 19
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Rocket Science
 21
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Weight and Balance Check
 43
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Kosmonauts
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Space Monkey
 21
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Kennedy Space Port
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Test Pilots
 44
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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