First Buttress Rock Climbing
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The First Buttress doesn't have very much quality climbing on it; only a few routes have been done here.
Take the climber's access trail to the water pipe; go right to the first crag.
A. Flash Dihedral (Knapp Version)
, 6, 1p, 90', gear.
B. Flash Dihedral (Rossiter Version?)
, 8+, 1p, 70', gear.
C. Wandering Jew
, 6, 1p, 150', gear.
D. Carly Was With Us
, 7, 2p, 210', gear.
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in First Buttress
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Featured Route For First Buttress
Wandering Jew 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : First Buttress
This is an alright climb that is belayed just to the right of Flash Dihedral. Protect just right above the belay, and traverse right across the slab. There are several protection spots along here if you fear a fall.EDIT: there is a better belay spot (read less drag) at the corner mentioned below. It made no real difference with the climb.There is a square roof when traversing along the slab. The real climb starts at the corner just to the right and down from that area. Start moving up the corner...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
By Paul Deger
Sep 18, 2016
Not sure if did FA by accident today. Started at base of First Buttress, not in the gully to the West, thinking we were on the Dihedral. We went up a slope to a 10 foot crack to the left of a large, protruding block. It was then blocky until you hit a large slope and set up an anchor. We did a 2nd pitch up a grungy slope to a 6 foot and topped out. About 210' total. See the pic for the start of route up to the crack and block.