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South Buttress (Linoy Buttress)

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South Buttress (Linoy Buttress) Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.35807, -76.92394 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Kyle Stapp on Jun 7, 2013
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The start (butt end) of the Linoy Buttress.


The Southern and obvious buttress. It is the longest, highest, and most climbed upon feature there. A handful of multi-pitch climbs are here including some fun single pitch climbs.

This place offers some interesting climbing. Some routes offer unique (ackward) moves/sections and there is no shortage of R rated climbs. This place offers some fun "adventure" climbing.

Albeit close to Harrisburg, PA this place is no joke (loose rock, weathered rapp stations, free hanging rappels, multi-rappels, etc). Bring extra webbing/cord to create or back-up existing rappel areas. Honestly, depending on what you choose to do here, just bring the same kit/rack you would for anywhere else multi-pitch adventure climbing.

The approach trail once at the base of South Buttress is fairly steep, not terrible but be prepared to walk up hill for sure.

Getting There 

From the parking at Cemetery Rd. move onto and follow the train tracks North (right if facing the Susquehanna River) and the South Buttress will be the first and obvious section you come to. +/- 3 minute walk up the tracks from the parking area.

Climbing Season

For the South Central PA area.

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Buttress (Linoy Buttress)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Buttress (Linoy Buttress):
Metamorphosis   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: View from the top of Metamorphisis.

Metamorphosis 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Pennsylvania : South Central PA : ... : South Buttress (Linoy Buttr...
A wonderfully fun climb. The second pitch is the "money" pitch for sure. P1 - climb straight up (make your way up) to a two bolted belay that sits just below the overhanging rock. P2 - you start immediately pulling the first overhang (protected by a bolt) and climb straight up through two vertical sections to the top. There is a large evergreen +/-15ft back from the cliffs edge (probably slung with webbing but don't count on it!) to belay and rappel from.Use your best judgement for the descent. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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