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Routes in Second Buttress

Ball and Chain S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Captain Ging S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Charlie's Overhang S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Flies on S**t S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Flying Time S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
I Cling T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pleasant Surprise T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown 10 T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Venus De Milo S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Venus Fly Trap S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
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Description [Suggest Change]

Another great crag at Kootenai, the 2nd Buttress hosts a few classics such as Venus de Milo and the more popular Pleasant Surprise. At the 2nd Buttress you will find a good handful of routes both sport and traditional.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

To get to the 2nd Buttress, continue on trail past 1st Butress. Just past The Dam on the right there is a very developed trail, follow this to get to the base of the routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Second Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
Pleasant Surprise
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Charlie's Overhang
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 21
Flying Time
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 20
Venus De Milo
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Ball and Chain
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 7
Venus Fly Trap
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pleasant Surprise
 32
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Charlie's Overhang
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Flying Time
 21
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Venus De Milo
 20
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ball and Chain
 7
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Venus Fly Trap
 7
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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