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Routes in Lower Buttresses

Basset Hound S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Branded S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Branded Approach T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Crow's Nest. T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cut the Crap, get Real Sweetheart S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Doing What You Like T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Fed Ex S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Finger Food T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hidden Treasures S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Popped the Cherry S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Queen's Chase S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Shakin' the Tree S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stranded on the Toilet Bowl T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Sun Your Buns S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Description

The Lower Buttresses sits due south of the Upper Buttresses and is actually a large south-facing wall weathered and broken into a series of co-joined buttresses with free-standing summits. Numerous moderate routes exist in the area with most on high-quality rock. Recommended routes here include Branded (5.7), Popped the Cherry (5.8), Queen's Chase (5.9), Shakin' the Tree (5.10b) and Hidden Treasures (5.10b)

The individual pinnacles listed from left to right include:

A) The Mast
B) Redman Buttress
C) Rifleman Buttress
D) Rattlesnake Buttress
E) Virgin Buttress
F) Battlement Buttress
G) Donkey Dung Rocks
H) Hound Rock

Getting There

Standard Rotten Rock Valley approach and then head south just past the Upper Buttresses. The approach takes 1-2 hours.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Buttresses

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hidden Treasures
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Hidden Treasures 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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