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Big Butte Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,597'
Location: 48.87665, -119.40565 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Big Butte - South Face/SE Buttress topo.


Pronounced Big Butt, this is the large south facing cliff at mid level (just west of the unburned fir and pine valley), prominently visible NE of and directly behind the fruit stand on Hwy 97. The cliff has a variety of exposures;
East Face - sun in the morning, shaded in the afternoon.
South Face - sun all day with a flat grassy - very group/family friendly - base.
West Face - shaded in the morning, hot all afternoon...

Getting There 

Fastest most direct approach from the SW involves crossing private orchard land (ask for permission first!). Approach time about 20 minute.

A longer approach from the Whistler Canyon Trailhead to the north (1+ hours) is possible.

Climbing Season

For the Okanogan area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mark on the first ascent of Venus of Okanogan 5.7 ...

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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