Also known as the Summit Pyramid of Avalon, this is the first area of the Third Tier you see when hiking up the approach trail. It's a smooth wall about 50' above the trail. It is home to 4 routes:
A. The Solution, 10, 1p, 80', 4 bolts & to 2" gear.
B. The Resistance, 11, 1p, 80', 4 bolts & to 2" gear.
C. Black Tiger, 11, 1p, 100', 3 bolts & gear to 1.5".
D. Jaguar, 11, 1p, 70', 7 bolts & small to medium gear.
Take the trail up around the right side of the Wall of the Dead on the Second Tier. Shortly after the trail cuts back left, you will be below the smooth face of the Southwest Buttress.
4 Total Routes
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Featured Route For Southwest Buttress
Jaguar 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CO
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : Southwest Buttress
This route is located on the Third Tier of Avalon on the Summit Pyramid (Southwest Buttress). Find two bolts on a smooth face at the base of the rock. Climb (mantle) past the bolts and climb up to the first bolt of Black Tiger. Place small gear to reach the bolt. Clip the bolt and move right along the crack placing gear to a bolt at the base of the arete. Follow a line of bolts up the steep arete on bullet-proof rock to a two bolt anchor. Great climb in a great position high above Boulder Creek....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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|By Richard Rossiter|
Jul 23, 2006
A new trail leads to the bottom of the buttress and goes up along the south side to the top of the Southwest Buttress, though there is little need to hike this trail now that proper anchors have been installed for each route. From the point where the new trail meets the bottom of the buttress, scramble left and up maybe 25 feet to the beautiful Ledge With 3 Trees. All the routes but Jaguar begin from this ledge. Jaguar begins from the point where the new trail meets the bottom of the buttress.