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Second Buttress

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Angles Away T 
Back for Seconds T 
Big Top project S 
Chucky Cheese T 
Johnny Rotten T 
Journey through Gwondonaland T 
Left End Corners T 
Needs a Bolt T 
Slap Happy S 
Whatever T 
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Second Buttress  

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Submitted By: Kirk Woerner on Sep 18, 2003
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The Second Buttress is the large buttress just north of the first. There are an innumerable number of routes especially on the right side. However, only the classics are shown here

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Weather station 10.2 miles from here

10 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Second Buttress:
Left End Corners   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Chucky Cheese   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 325'   
Angles Away   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Journey through Gwondonaland   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Back for Seconds   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
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Chuck leading the  1st ascent of the very steep cr...

Angles Away 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CO : Gunnison : ... : Second Buttress
For the sake of clarity, I am only going to describe the 1st pitch and hope that those more currently informed will add in details of the other two pitches. When looking at the 2nd Buttress from down river, there are two prominent geologic features: a HUGE roof system and a big, left-facing, left-leaning corner system. The big corner is 'Angles Away'. It is obvious and easy to get to.From the *Sugar Cube, scramble up to the flat rocks at the base of the routes 'Angles Away' and 'Needs a Bolt...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By John Peterson
Sep 16, 2014
Found a pair of shoes at the base of Left End Corners. They had been there for a while and were a bit chewed up but still in OK shape. Left the shoes at Rock and Roll.
By phil broscovak
May 7, 2006
When driving towards the 2nd buttress your eye will be drawn to the huge roof and prominent leftward leaning corner system. Directly below these features is the Sugar Cube an obvious and well named boulder on the crag side of the road. Parking will be apparent. The leftward leaning corner is Angles Away. Directly through the huge roof is the incipient cracks of Roofer Madness. This is an old Rosholt aid climbing test piece. Beginning from the right side of the Angles Away start and S curving around to the left side of the Roofer Madness Roof is the challenging Needs a Bolt. Many other quality routes are to be found all over the 2nd Buttress. Many are yet to be done. If this crag were on the Front Range, there might be a hundred grid bolted routes on it. As it is there is still a bit of wild adventure left out west.
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