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Elevation: 6,236 ft
GPS: 42.75846, -108.79839
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Shared By: Joe M on Sep 3, 2008 · Updates
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Most of this area is Tensleep Sandstone Formation, a fine grained sandstone that offers decent friction but is pretty easy on the hands. There is a ~15 foot thick limestone unit about a third of the way up the buttress. There are both trad, toprope and bolted lines ALL OVER this thing!!! The sandstone takes pro really well and the trad routes vary in length from about 50 feet up to over 200 feet (2 pitches). Gunky (5.8) is one of the most popular. Toprope routes are on the face right along the road (Road Test Wall) just before you get to the pull off across from the campground/park. Other routes start on the big, prominent ledge about 50 feet up as well as a second ledge above that one. Although it is the first area you come to in Sinks Canyon, most people skip it to go to the more classic dolomite climbing areas further up the canyon, so it's usually fairly empty!

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This is the first major prominent rock formation (about 250 feet tall) as you enter Sinks Canyon. The parking area is a pull off on the right as you enter the canyon just past the State Park sign and directly across from the playground/park/campground. The approach is just a short trail from the parking area up to the ledges on the cliff face where you access the routes (approximately 2 minutes to the first ledge).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sandstone 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
 22
Standard Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
Sentinal Chimney
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 21
Standard Start
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
No Name Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 91
Gunky
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Group Grope
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Standard Route
 22
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
Sentinal Chimney
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Standard Start
 21
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
No Name Crack
 35
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Gunky
 91
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Group Grope
 4
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
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