Type: Boulder, 25 ft (8 m)
FA: Chris Deuto
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Shared By: Chris Deuto on Feb 14, 2022
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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This is a stand start to Strange Trails and is the most three dimensional, blocky V9 around. After lots of cleaning, this fun problem has become a solid, slightly scary, power endurance classic.

Start standing on a good edge in the most vertical part of the cave. Move immediately right through kneebars and cryptic terrain with a crux in the small corner getting into the horizontal crack. A hollow (but solid) fin leads to a final, exposed feeling sequence moving to the less steep terrain on the right side of the cave. Easily top out from here.

I originally thought this could be V10, but due to so many beta options and cryptic sequences which can be dialed in, I figured it’s best as an involved V9. Despite the landing, Buttercubes is a classic, unique problem.


Buttercubes starts on the largest vertical panel on the cave or is the stand start to Strange Trails. From a positive, flat edge, climb up and right through the pure line of least resistance to top out on the far right side of the wall.


Many pads, the landing is a slanted ramp, less than ideal.