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4. The Buttress

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4. The Buttress Rock Climbing 

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The Buttress is the area between Fisherman’s Wall and the Main Wall. The climbs are found on three faces. The south face of the buttress forms the right side of the large left-facing corner that contains Tarzan (5.8+, right-most climb on Fisherman’s Wall). The southeast face is a little farther to the right and marked by ledges and broken rock. There is also a long, bushy ramp that splits the southeast face roughly in half. The small east face contains the last two routes and is located just left of the Main Face. There is also a pair of climbs on ledge above Intertwine. Several of the climbs are typically done in two short pitches in order to minimize rope drag.

To descend the routes, walk of right and follow the trail down to the base of the Practice Face.

Getting There 

To reach The Buttress, follow the trail up from the gravel climber’s parking lot to the point where it intersects the climbing wall near Green Corner. Follow the base of the wall to the right. Walk along Fisherman’s Wall (the tallest and steepest face at Crow Hill) to the right until you come to a large corner. The south face is just to the right of the corner (look for a pair of bolts that mark Fool on a Hill (5.9)). Continue around the corner for the climbs on the southeast face. The final two climbs are found just to the left of Intertwine.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in 4. The Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 4. The Buttress:
The Chimney   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
Fool on a Hill   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Nose   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   
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Featured Route For 4. The Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Seconding The Nose (5.9) at Crow Hill.

The Nose 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Massachusetts : Leominster Area : ... : 4. The Buttress
Starting at the base of the 2nd pitch for chimney, climb up to the roof and place pro in the thin crack to the left. Then make a wild traverse left to the corner of the steep wall and gain the top via a series of jugs and an armbar in the wide crack. Pumpy and exposed! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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