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5. Saturday Buttress

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Alexandra David Neal TR 
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Black and Blue Bulge TR 
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Hard Rock Cafe TR 
Ivy Right T,TR 
Jasper's Dihedral T,TR 
Old Stump T,TR 
Revenge of the Nerds TR 

5. Saturday Buttress Rock Climbing 


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BETA PHOTO: view of the top on Saturday buttress.

Description 

This is one of the most popular areas in Blue Mounds. Saturday Buttress is located between Many Cracks Buttress and Midnight Buttress. It contains a number of really fun leads Ivy Right (5.5), Old Stump (5.7), and Jasper's Dihedral (5.8) as well as several moderate top rope problems: Gulliver's Travels (5.7+), Black and Blue Bulge (5.8+), and Black Wall (5.9). The cliff is clearly visible from the paved trail.

Getting There 

From the parking lot off Rock County 8 take the paved bike and pedestrian path until the cliff line is clearly visible. Take the approach trail that cuts a right angle with the paved trail through the grass to the base of the cliff.

Top Rope Approach/Descent: The best approach for setting up top ropes is to scramble up the chimney on the far left (south) of this buttress.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.3 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',3],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 5. Saturday Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 5. Saturday Buttress:
Ivy Right   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
Jasper's Dihedral   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
Becky's Arete   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR   
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