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West Buttress

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Cryptogamic T,TR 
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Sciatica T,TR 
Scratchin' It S,TR 
Short Toe T,TR 

West Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.77629, -120.30903 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: West Buttress, right side

Description 

West Buttress faces south and gets lots of sunshine. Many of the routes are completely bolted, some with supplementary trad pieces wanted here and there, and a few completely trad. There are basically 3 sections. Two buttresses on the right and left of the obvious Butt Groove, and another slabby face left of the western most buttress. Easy to set up top ropes on all the routes. Route difficulty range from 5.7 to 5.10. A great beginning leader crag as the routes are low angle, have good protection, and most of the difficulty lies down low. A fun, small area worth visiting!

Getting There 

West Buttress is directly west of the lowest point of Sugarloaf's South Face. A few minutes walk following a small trail leads over to the base of this lower angle face climbing slab.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.3 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Buttress:
Knobelty   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For West Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: In a sea of sport climbs, this fun pitch of trad s...

Sacroiliac Joint 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : West Buttress
Climb easy face until you can enter the chimney. Since the chimney leans left it feels like you're gonna be spit out onto the face. Bad rock and not very fun chimney moves await you. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: West Buttress with the West Face of the main forma...
West Buttress with the West Face of the main forma...
Rock Climbing Photo: Knobelty (10a/b) on the rightmost buttress of West...
Knobelty (10a/b) on the rightmost buttress of West...

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By Pablo-Roberts
From: Prescott, Arizona
Aug 1, 2010
Can you walk around and up to the top to set up TR anchors or no? do all the routes have to be lead?

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