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First Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.013, -105.308 View Map  Incorrect?
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  • Description 

    The First Buttress doesn't have very much quality climbing on it; only a few routes have been done here.

    Getting There 

    Take the climber's access trail to the water pipe; go right to the first crag.

    Routes 

    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.

    Climbing Season



    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]
    ['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',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 First Buttress

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for First Buttress:
    Flash Dihedral (Knapp Version)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   
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    Rock Climbing Photo: Flash Dihedral (Knapp Version) on the First Elepha...

    Flash Dihedral (Knapp Version) 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : ... : First Buttress
    This is the route Flash Dihedral as shown in the topo in Knapp's guidebook. I am not sure if this is the line referred to as an "obvious dihedral" in Rossiter's guide. See the other entry for Flash Dihedral for what is likely the 5.8+ done by Ament et al.Regardless, I really enjoyed this pitch. I liked it better than some of the other "classic" moderates on the Elephant Buttresses. It has clean rock, good fingerlocks, and solid gear. It's a worthy route and deserves its...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    By Paul Deger
    From: Colorado
    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.

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