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First Buttress

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L to R R to L Alpha
A Brief Affair S 
Biofuel T 
Double Barrel Shotgun T 
Glass Catcher T 
Just a Little Swordplay S 
Lot Lizards T 
No Rest for the Weary T 
Roll of the Dice T 
White Trash Summer T 

First Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 45.41629, -111.23013 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Andrew M Whitmore on May 29, 2013  with updates from Matt Wenger


44° | 28°

51° | 32°

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BETA PHOTO: South Face First Buttress AA. Comfortably Numb 5.1...


Not the best rock, but not the worst.

Getting There 

Hike river trail towards the east side. Take first real right (SMCC sign). Below Blackline area.

Climbing Season

For the Gallatin Canyon area.

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in First Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for First Buttress:
Glass Catcher   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For First Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Pat D. on the FA of Double Barrel Shotgun on First...

Double Barrel Shotgun 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13  Montana : Gallatin Canyon : First Buttress
Clip a bolt and climb up oppositional seams to the horizontal slot. Rest and keep moving up large steep butt flares, slopers and sidepulls with decent gear and a bolt. At the large jug step right onto a series of rails and edges, continued good climbing (5.10+)to a pair of shuts at the anchors.One can also climb straight up the corner of rotten quartz at 5.8....[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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By Pat Dyess
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 24, 2014
EDIT: I mean right.

I apologize to Awhit, everyone feel free to get on the project left of Double Barrel Shotgun. Great 12a climbing to V9/10 boulder problem.
By Andrew M Whitmore
Jul 17, 2014
I figured it'd be that hard for a bit. That's some blank Gally Glass. No problems.

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