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5.8 Crack T 
Backdoor Man T,S 
Crimp and the Crush, The T,S 
Flakes of Bake T 
Flakes of Wrath (aka Arch Rival) T,S 
Focus T,S 
Gimme three steps... T,S 
Kennedy Space Port T 
Kosmonauts T,S 
Rocket Science T 
Space Monkey T,S 
Test Pilots S 
Weight and Balance Check T 
Z Crack T 

Test Pilots Buttress Rock Climbing 

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This tall buttress has some of the best steep/face/crack routes that the Bald has to offer. The sunny side is great when temps are cool and crisp. On warmer days you can head around to the shady side for a good pump workout.

Getting There 

Approach from either the boulder field trail or the Cereal Buttress trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Test Pilots Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Test Pilots Buttress:
5.8 Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Rocket Science   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Weight and Balance Check   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Flakes of Bake   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 70'   
Kosmonauts   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Flakes of Wrath (aka Arch Rival)   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Space Monkey   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Kennedy Space Port   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Focus   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a R     Trad, Sport, 95'   
Test Pilots   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Backdoor Man   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
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