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Condor Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Location: 47.57259, -120.77926 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Trail to Bathtub Dome and Condor Buttress.

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Description 

Condor Buttress is situated high on the north side of Icicle Creek Canyon. It is notable for the long multipitch sport climb Condorphamie Addiction, a route which seems to generate a lot of opinions. There are a few other lines on this formation, and a handful on relatively nearby crags such as Area 51, Non-Wall, and Bathtub dome.

Getting There 

Condor Buttress, Bathtub Dome, Area 51, and nearby crags are located approximately 8.8 miles up Icicle Creek road (from the intersection with Highway 2). Look for a pull-out on the south side of the road. The approach trail starts on the north side near the parking. As with many crags in Icicle, finding the trailhead is often the first crux of the day. Condor Buttress is reached after about 1 hour of hiking along an indistinct trail.

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Weather station 7.1 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Condor Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Condor Buttress:
Opus of the Condorian Kind    5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Condorphamine Addiction   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 675'   
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Featured Route For Condor Buttress
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Condorphamine Addiction 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Condor Buttress
Obstensibly 7 pitches long, Condorphamine Addiction is one of those routes that everyone has something to say about, and not all of them good. One thing that everyone will say is that the route is overbolted, and they're right-- it's often possible to clip a bolt and back clean the one below it from a single stance. This a distraction from the quality of the climbing, which is a shame. Condorphamine Addiction packs some enjoyable moderate pitches and two excellent friction crux pitches into a...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By Shaun Johnson
Apr 15, 2017
The base of the climb is about 1,600 feet above the road, and the route tops out about 600 feet about that point. can easily walk off the backside without rappelling.

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