Elevation: 3,711 ft
GPS: 46.538, -114.155 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: GRK on Apr 21, 2011 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer
Access Issue: Private Land: *******PERMIT REQUIRED****** Follow all rules outlined in the Kootenai Canyon main page description. *******PERMIT REQUIRED******* Details

Description

This is a good sized crag at Kootenai, with a decent amount of varied climbs and rock. The climbing here ranges from 5.6 to 5.13 with a large concentration of routes in the middle range. Trad routes are available as are sport lines.

Getting There

This area is the first crag of rock you encounter after hiking up the main trail. There is a trail to the base that leans toward the west. When you approach this crag, you will see a flat rock pointing towards the creek. On your right there will be a couple of obvious big boulders, the trail begins there. The trail will take you to the base of the routes where War Pigs, ,11th Commandment, and Fire Drill start.

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Classic Climbing Routes at First Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 32
The Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Iron Monger
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 55
11th Commandment
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Razorback
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Town Pump
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 30
The Tempest
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 21
Botulism
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
A Rockwork Orange
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 14
Low Fat Turkey Dog
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Deep Fried Twinkies
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 16
The Brik
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 7
The Cowboy Ejector Seat
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 8
The Barborist
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 5
The Arborist
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 4
Off The Rails
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Corner
 32
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Iron Monger
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
11th Commandment
 55
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Razorback
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Town Pump
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Tempest
 30
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Botulism
 21
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
A Rockwork Orange
 10
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Low Fat Turkey Dog
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Deep Fried Twinkies
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Brik
 16
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Cowboy Ejector Seat
 7
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Barborist
 8
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Arborist
 5
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Off The Rails
 4
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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