East Buttress Rock Climbing
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This is the smaller cliff located out right (east) of the main Ophir Wall. This is home to a few good single pitch routes. It is west-facing, so it is cooler early and sunnier later in the day.
From the Ophir Wall parking area, enter the boulderfields below the wall and traverse to the far right staying relatively low. It takes approximately 15 minutes.
Climbing Season For the Ophir area.
Weather station 2.9 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in East Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Buttress:
The Slot 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Goldrush 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For East Buttress
Yorkey's Crumpet 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO
: Telluride/Norwood area
: ... : East Buttress
This is an excellent route! The climb shares a start with another good climb called The Bush.Pitch 1: go up the wide crack first pitch of The Bush and belay. I can't remember if there are bolts there, but it is a rap station.Pitch 2: continue up The Bush about halfway, then traverse 20 feet right with a good crack for pro/holds. Belay at an exposed ledge, turning a corner, using hand gear and something smaller. This has a great position with a semi-hanging belay.Pitch 3: this beautiful pitch tra...[more] Browse More Classics in CO