First Buttress Rock Climbing
This is a good sized crag at Kootenai, with a decent amount of varied climbs and rock. The climbing here ranges from 5.6 to 5.13 with a large concentration of routes in the middle range. Trad routes are available as are sport lines.
This area is the first crag of rock you encounter after hiking up the main trail. There is a trail to the base that leans toward the west. When you approach this crag, you will see a flat rock pointing towards the creek. On your right there will be a couple of obvious big boulders, the trail begins there. The trail will take you to the base of the routes where War Pigs
, ,11th Commandment
, and Fire Drill
Weather station 3.3 miles from here
29 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in First Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for First Buttress:
The Corner 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Iron Monger 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Razorback 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Town Pump 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
The Tempest 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Fire Drill 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Botulism 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
The Brik 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
War Pigs 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For First Buttress