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g. The Great Buttress

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Dean's List S 
Dean's List (arête variation) S,TR 
Open Book T 
Tales from the Crypt T,S,TR 
Three Buttresses (first pitch) T 
Three Buttresses (first pitch, variation 2) T,TR 

g. The Great Buttress Rock Climbing 

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The Great Buttress is the tallest section of High Rocks cliffs and contains several nice routes. The section is identified by Cactus Ledge, the nice ledge with bolted belays approximately 50 feet up. Please be careful to not trample the cactus on Cactus Ledge. Cactus Ledge can be accessed by 4th-low 5th class ramps on the left side or by climbing Open Book (5.2G), a nice beginner lead.

Getting There 

Follow the trail along the base of the cliff to the tallest section of rock with a ledge and prominent cedar tree approximately 50 feet up. The bolts on Tales from the Crypt (5.10a) are plainly visible from the trail.

Climbing Season

For the Ralph Stover State Park (High Rocks) area.

Weather station 7.7 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in g. The Great Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for g. The Great Buttress:
Tales from the Crypt   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, TR, 2 pitches, 120'   
Dean's List   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Tales from the Crypt 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Pennsylvania : Southeastern Lowlands : ... : g. The Great Buttress
The climb is on the Great Buttress, it's the obvious bolted line on the left. A little runout and pumpy at the top. BE KIND TO THE CACTI!!! Did the upper pitches once with 3 good friends and a couple cold beers in tow. Worth the effort of tricky gear and route finding through questionable rock. I only remember one bolt after the cactus ledge and then making a skecthy belay on the next large ledge. I ended up getting a couple pieces in and clearing a beautiful crack out of vegetation on the fina...[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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