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East Buttress (God's Country Cowboy Church Cirque)

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East Buttress (God's Country Cowboy Church Cirque) Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: tbol on Jul 26, 2013
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Description 

The East Buttress lays at the very top of the main drainage heading up to most of the climbing on the mountain. I haven't been able to find any FA info on the area and didn't see any signs of climbers on this portion of the mountain. Feel free to update any relevant info if I have omitted any due to a lack of knowledge. The rock in this vicinity is overall pretty good but often suspect with plenty of loose rubble to look out for. Gear can be a little tricky to find and can be marginal. Climbing up at the top of the 'cirque' offers the potential for an adventurous day to the intrepid climber. An hour and a half approach, plentiful wildlife, varied rock quality, and wonderful exposure add up to a great and unique rockaineering experience.

Getting There 

Head straight up the main drainage left of Skull Rock. Stay right as you near the top and the drainage bifurcates. This is the broad wall right of Fairview Wall and directly above the Gully Block. It is also labeled East Buttress in some of the description pictures.

Climbing Season

For the Palisade Mountain area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 3.

Said the Duchess to the Cardinal 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : East Buttress (God's Countr...
This route meanders to the top of the East Buttress in 5 adventurous pitches. It begins near the middle of the 'cirque' near the big flat rock with cairns.Pitch one climbs up the black streak with a hand traverse right to gain water grooves and a couple belay trees. Pitch two heads straight up a nice corner with hand cracks and jugs to a large belay tree.Pitch three heads up and left to a steeper part of the wall. Pass right of the overhanging blocks to find easier climbing to another large be...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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