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First Buttress

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L to R R to L Alpha
11th Commandment  S 
A Rockwork Orange T,S 
Apiary, The S 
Arborist, The S 
Barborist, The S 
Botulism S 
Brik, The S 
Corner, The T 
Cowboy Ejector Seat, The S 
Dymaxion S 
Fire Drill S 
High Wire T,S 
Hilti S 
Hilti Traverse S 
Hoodwinked S 
Iron Monger T 
Kyle's 12 S 
Low Fat Turkey Dog S 
Moses T,S 
Razorback S 
Relativity  S 
Tempest, The S 
Town Pump S 
Tsunami S 
Uncontrollable Desire T,S 
War Pigs S 
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First Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 46.53817, -114.15457 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: grk10vq on Apr 21, 2011
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This is a good sized crag at Kootenai, with a decent amount of varied climbs and rock. The climbing here ranges from 5.6 to 5.13 with a large concentration of routes in the middle range. Trad routes are available as are sport lines.

Getting There 

This area is the first crag of rock you encounter after hiking up the main trail. There is a trail to the base that leans toward the west. When you approach this crag, you will see a flat rock pointing towards the creek. On your right there will be a couple of obvious big boulders, the trail begins there. The trail will take you to the base of the routes where War Pigs, ,11th Commandment, and Fire Drill start.

Climbing Season

For the Kootenai Canyon area.

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in First Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for First Buttress:
The Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Iron Monger   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
11th Commandment    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Razorback   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Tempest   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Town Pump   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Botulism   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
A Rockwork Orange   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Low Fat Turkey Dog   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Brik   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Cowboy Ejector Seat   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For First Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Neils on the jugs at the bottom.

Dymaxion 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  MT : Kootenai Canyon : First Buttress
Dymaxion is characterized by steep, pumpy climbing with big moves between big holds. From the belay bolt, make fun exposed moves traversing up and right through the first roof on surprisingly large holds. Doing the thinnest moves on the route, pull up onto the face and continue on spaced jugs through the next roof and pump your way to the anchors......[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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