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Gill's Buttress

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A Cleveland Route TR 
Acid Rock TR 
Blood Alcohol TR 
Boy Scout T,TR 
Fantasy TR 
Gill's Cheek T,TR 
Gill's Crack T,TR 
Gill's Nose TR 
Ice TR 
In Search of the Lost Libido TR 
Peyote Blues TR 
Psilocybin TR 
Slut For Punishment TR 
Spine, The T,TR 
Twin Cracks T 
Weasels Ripped My Flesh TR 

Gill's Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Gill's Buttress might be the best spot on the East Rampart, though nearby Brinton's Buttress might give it a run for it's money. Gill's Buttress holds a higher density of hard climbs than any other wall at DL. Classics 5.12's such as Acid Rock and Peyote Blues ascend the perfectly sheer, perfectly vertical south face of the buttress. Notorious thin and nightmarishly technical 5.13's such as Ice and Psilocybin also grace this wall.

But, of course, the centerpiece of the buttress is Gill's Nose, an aptly named route with a colorful history and just enough pro to beckon some brave souls into a lead. Just to it's left, Gill's Crack holds its own history, and might be one of the best 5.10's at the Lake. But, as with every route on the buttress, it has a bit of a reputation.

Getting There 

To find Gill's Buttress hike the CCC Trail to "T" in the trail at The Monster. Turn left at The Monster and continue up (northwest) until you reach a second "T". To get to the base of Gill's turn left and hike along the wall on the climber's trail. Gill's is about 80 feet west of the "T" in the trail at the Pedestal Buttress.

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Weather station 3.7 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',7],['5.13',3],['>=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 Gill's Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gill's Buttress:
Boy Scout   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, TR, 80'   
The Spine   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Fantasy   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 30'   
Gill's Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Gill's Nose   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR   
Acid Rock   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Slut For Punishment   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     TR   
Peyote Blues   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
In Search of the Lost Libido   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     TR, 35'   
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Acid Rock 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : Gill's Buttress
Scramble uphill between Pedestal and Gill's buttresses. The route starts from the flat detached block on Gill's buttress. Step across gap on the right side of the thin face. Make several moves up and then a powerful move left on microscopic feet. Move up the center of the face, avoiding the left edge if possible. May not be quite 40', but it feels like an entire rope length....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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