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Routes in West Buttress

Cryptogamic T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Knobelty S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Left Cheek, The S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Long Toe S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Middle Toe S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pickin' It S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sacroiliac Joint T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sciatica T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Scratchin' It S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Short Toe T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Description

West Buttress faces south and gets lots of sunshine. Many of the routes are completely bolted, some with supplementary trad pieces wanted here and there, and a few completely trad. There are basically 3 sections. Two buttresses on the right and left of the obvious Butt Groove, and another slabby face left of the western most buttress. Easy to set up top ropes on all the routes. Route difficulty range from 5.7 to 5.10. A great beginning leader crag as the routes are low angle, have good protection, and most of the difficulty lies down low. A fun, small area worth visiting!

Getting There

West Buttress is directly west of the lowest point of Sugarloaf's South Face. A few minutes walk following a small trail leads over to the base of this lower angle face climbing slab.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Buttress

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Sport, TR
Knobelty 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
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Pablo-Roberts
Prescott, Arizona
Pablo-Roberts   Prescott, Arizona
Can you walk around and up to the top to set up TR anchors or no? do all the routes have to be lead? Aug 1, 2010

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