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Routes in Bill's Buttress

Agnostic T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Breakfast of Champions T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cheatah T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Coatimundi Crack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dark Corner, The T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Derek Smalls' Crack T,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Dogleg T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Escalation T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Grand Inquisitor T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Ignominy T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Lysurgic Ledge T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Mr. Bunney Meets The Poultry Man T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Prophet's Honor T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
PushMi, Pull-Yu T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Russian Gadgets T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Sour Queen TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Talk to the Animals TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tom Cat/Pussy Cat TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, TR, 100 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jan Brown on Jun 1, 2002
Admins: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE

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Escalation is found on the west end of Bill's Buttress. Start in the finger crack with a triangular niche about ten feet up. Climb to the ledge with pine tree twenty feet up. Pass to the right of the first pine tree and make your way up to the triangular overhang. From here there are two options:

1) Climb the wide crack to the left of the overhang to a stance just below the second pine tree at forty feet. Traverse right to obvious inside corner.

2) Climb to the triangular overhang and pass to the right of the overhang using holds on the outside corner. Mantel up onto ledge and arrive at the obvious inside corner.

Climb the inside corner below the huge roof and finish on easier rock north of the tower with the huge roof.


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Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
Another route that is more fun that it looks like. As a lead, gear is a bit sparse, especially at the top. Jul 22, 2005
Paul Huebner
Portage, WI
Paul Huebner   Portage, WI
This is another fun lead and you sort of get two climbs in one. Lead it or TP it twice and try both ways, to the right and to the left, after you overcome the niche and get up to the first pine tree. Aug 19, 2007
Andy Hansen
Longmont, Colorado
Andy Hansen   Longmont, Colorado
Cool route. Multiple variations. I think the best one I saw today was Gina's variation of Escalation and Overextension... moving right from 1st roof onto face and continuing up. Her shortness made the tall moves look sweet. Mar 7, 2010

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