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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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BETA PHOTO: Deans List. Starts in the dihedral a little right...


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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Rock Climbing Photo: Deans List.  Starts in the dihedral a little right...

Dean's List 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Pennsylvania : Southeastern Lowlands : ... : g. The Great Buttress
Start in an easy dihedral, the crux comes above the second bolt with some small holds and making a dynamic move to an ok hold on the arete, a few jugs lead to a small ledge where a good rest out right can be obtained. The top is more sustained climbing on small holds. If you blow it at the top, there is a chance you could hit the tree....[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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