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Description

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

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.

10 Total Climbs

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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
 40
Pleasant Surprise
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Charlie's Overhang
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 27
Flying Time
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 24
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
 10
Venus Fly Trap
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pleasant Surprise
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Charlie's Overhang
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Flying Time
 27
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Venus De Milo
 24
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
 10
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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