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Adagio T 
Adam's Rib T 
Beyond The Abyss S 
Block Party S 
Chestnut T 
Encore S 
Fun Park S 
Goldrush S 
Moondance S 
Neve's Cling On S 
Northern Lights T,S 
Powder in the Sky T 
Say Goodbye To Hollywood T 
Slot Right Step Left T 
Slot, The T 
Sugar Mama T 
Unknown Arete S 
Yellow Latex Blues S 
Yorkey's Crumpet T 
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East Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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 Wall area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',5],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in East Buttress

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'   
Beyond The Abyss   5.14d 9a 35 XI 36 E10 7c     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
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Featured Route For East Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Gold Rush 5.12-, Ophir, CO.
 
 Photo credit: Walke...

Goldrush 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Colorado : Telluride/Norwood area : ... : East Buttress
This is as good as sport climbing gets in the Telluride area. Starting already one pitch off the deck, cast off from a ledge halfway up a beautiful, unyielding wall. Goldrush can be characterized as pure endurance climbing. From overhanging jug hauling low on the route, the grips get smaller, and the climb lessens in angle. A long crux of sidepulling and gastoning at the top is tiring, and the final moves to the anchor are quite testing to those who lack impeccable technique.Note: sometimes you&...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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