Bill's Buttress Rock Climbing
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Bill's Buttress is found about halfway along the East Rampart cliff face. The buttress contains long climbs like the challenging Cheatah and the easier Push-Me Pull-you. You'll need a 60m rope to top-rope these. Great climbs with great length can be found at Bill's Buttress.
Bill's Buttress is just east of the Leaning Tower Gully and Rainy Wednesday Tower. Hike up the CCC trail making a right at Pedestal Buttress. Swing around the top of D'Arcy's Buttress and head back west along the top of the cliff. After passing by Tombstone Wall and Leaning Tower head down the Leaning Tower Gully and walk about 75 feet east along the base of the wall.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Bill's Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bill's Buttress:
Escalation 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Cheatah 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 120'
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Cheatah 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Wisconsin
: Devil's Lake
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Cheatah is a great, sustained climb on the long east face of Bill's Buttress. Start out by getting above a small 10" overhang using a few key foot placements (be prepared to stretch). Once above the overhang things get slightly easier using the finger crack. About 2/3's up there is a nearly blank face with a 10 foot crack. Use a combination of a layback and finger jams to conquer this section. For a proper ascent, avoid the jugs on right arete during the crux moves up the thin seam. From t...[more] Browse More Classics in Wisconsin
BETA PHOTO: Top of Bills buttress as viewed from East Bluff Tr...
BETA PHOTO: Top of Bill's Buttress viewed from East Bluff Trai...
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