Elevation: 4,723 ft
GPS: 38.776, -120.309 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Paul Rezucha on Apr 30, 2010
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Knobelty
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Short Toe
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Knobelty
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Short Toe
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
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