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Big Butte - South Face

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A MIGHTY WIND S 
BOOTIE FRUITY S 
BREAK LIKE THE WIND T 
BUTTE-EOUS MAXIMUS T 
GLUTEOUS MAX S 
NATURAL GAS T 
OLD FARTS T 
RETURN OF THE MIGHTY M.O.G.S S 
SBD S 
SE BUTTRESS - LEFT SIDE S 
SE BUTTRESS - RIGHT SIDE T 
VENUS OF OKANOGAN T,S 
WHY RAINCOATS ARE YELLOW T 

Big Butte - South Face Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,484'
Location: 48.8762, -119.40541 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The main south facing wall, from the lower angled SE Buttress on the right to the steeper and darker wall on the left, a wide variety of easy to moderate climbs, trad, sport and mixed.

The first 5 routes at the far right end on the lower angled and lighter colored NE Buttress are easy yet fun sport routes (5.2 to 5.5), and a great place for practicing gear placements while on a bolt protected lead, although they may seem to have the bolts too widely spaced for a first lead by someone not solid at the grade. The first 3 share the same top chain anchors. The 4th and 5th share the same cold shut anchors.

Getting There 

South face accessible from the west side most easily.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.2 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',9],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['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]


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VENUS OF OKANOGAN 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Washington : Okanogan : ... : Big Butte - South Face
VENUS OF OKANOGAN 5.7 **** 90'’ M (9b)Begin 5'‘ left of the “Why Raincoats Are Yellow” crack and climb directly up. Pass the short lower diagonal corner on the right and climb the face above, then head left for the arete (avoiding the Raincoats route completely), 2 chain anchors (brown) are above (10'’ 3rd class scramble) just below the top lip. Several medium and small cams are needed throughout between the bolts. Excellent...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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