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First Buttress  

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Location: 40.013, -105.308 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Mar 29, 2006


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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.


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

Climbing Season

For the Elephant Buttresses area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',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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I think I did this route. The dihedral looked way ...

Wandering Jew 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : First Buttress
This is an alright climb that is belayed just to the right of Flash Dihedral. Protect just right above the belay and traverse right across the slab. There are several protection spots along here if you fear a fall.EDIT: There is a better belay spot(read less drag) at the corner mentioned below. No real difference made with the climb.There is a square roof when traversing along the slab. The real climb starts at the corner just to the right and down from that area. Start moving up the corner to a...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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