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Billy Goat Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 43.82798, -114.55591 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tim ball on Oct 3, 2016
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Description 

WNW facing alpine rock. Remote feel though relatively close to Ketchum. Pink/ orange granite intrusion surrounded by choss!

Getting There 

Approximately 12 miles north of Ketchum, off highway 75. Turn right on silver ck rd, this is a steep, gravel road that varies in quality, a vehicle with good tires and clearance is advised, accessing this road is only open late spring, and closes again once the snow starts flying. Drive up this road, staying right at all junctions.After some steep switchbacks take the road that branches left. Follow this for to a dead end and old ruin, park here. From here, it is a 1500' rising traverse, crossing three drainages and lots of loose scree. A hiking pole and good boots are recommended. The billy goat is the obvious red buttress that rises to a point on the ridge.
Rock Climbing Photo: The billy goat buttress as seen from the start of ...
The billy goat buttress as seen from the start of the hike.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Billy Goat Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim on first ascent, starting P3

Billy the kid 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Idaho : Central Idaho : Billy Goat Buttress
For this route, go past the start of goats do roam to the next buttress lookers right, about 200 ft up hill. It is characterized by compact looking pink granite of higher quality than previous route. This starts in a shallow corner immediately above a large pine at base of cliff. Climb corner till it splits, stay left pull left past a bolt, moving up to a bulge and another bolt. Pull through this and onto a fun slab above and another bolt. Climb up this to a two bolt anchor on a small ledge. The...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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Rock Climbing Photo: P3 billy the kid
P3 billy the kid
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up goats do roam, the route starts right o...
Looking up goats do roam, the route starts right o...
Rock Climbing Photo: P1 billy the kid
P1 billy the kid
Rock Climbing Photo: P3 rack of ram during the FA
P3 rack of ram during the FA
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 3 rack of ram during the first ascent.
Pitch 3 rack of ram during the first ascent.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim on P1 during the first ascent of rack of ram
Tim on P1 during the first ascent of rack of ram
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim drilling a bolt on pitch 3, billy the kid
Tim drilling a bolt on pitch 3, billy the kid

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