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First Buttress  


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Location: 40.013, -105.308 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The First Buttress doesn't have very much quality climbing on it; only a few routes have been done here.

Getting There 

Take the climber's access trail to the water pipe; go right to the first crag.

Routes 

A. Flash Dihedral (Knapp Version), 6, 1p, 90', gear.
B. Flash Dihedral (Rossiter Version?), 8+, 1p, 70', gear.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.2 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for First Buttress:
Flash Dihedral (Knapp Version)   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Flash Dihedral (Knapp Version) on the First Elephant Buttress.  Route shown in red.

Flash Dihedral (Knapp Version) 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : First Buttress
This is the route Flash Dihedral as shown in the topo in Knapp's guidebook. I am not sure if this is the line referred to as an "obvious dihedral" in Rossiter's guide. See the other entry for Flash Dihedral for what is likely the 5.8+ done by Ament et al.Regardless, I really enjoyed this pitch. I liked it better than some of the other "classic" moderates on the Elephant Buttresses. It has clean rock, good fingerlocks, and solid gear. It's a worthy route and deserves its...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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