Elevation: 3,711 ft
GPS: 46.538, -114.155 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: grk10vq on Apr 21, 2011 with updates from Kevin Macartney
Admins: grk10vq, Zach Wahrer

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
 27
The Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Iron Monger
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
11th Commandment
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 17
Razorback
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 17
Town Pump
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
The Tempest
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 18
Botulism
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Fire Drill
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
A Rockwork Orange
Trad, Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Deep Fried Twinkies
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 11
The Brik
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
The Cowboy Ejector Seat
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
The Barborist
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 4
The Arborist
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 3
Off The Rails
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Corner
 27
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Iron Monger
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
11th Commandment
 47
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Razorback
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Town Pump
 17
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Tempest
 26
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Botulism
 18
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Fire Drill
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
A Rockwork Orange
 10
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Deep Fried Twinkies
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Brik
 11
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Cowboy Ejector Seat
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Barborist
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Arborist
 4
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Off The Rails
 3
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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