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Test Pilots Buttress 


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Description 

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.


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',6],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

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

Flakes of Wrath (aka Arch Rival) 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a  NC : Rumbling Bald : Test Pilots Buttress
Climb a line of four or five bolts past steep, incut flakes to a stance above a fixed pin. Climb up the left facing arch past good but hard to place gear and pull the lip (crux) of the arch to a stance below a steep, featured headwall. Get tricky gear (nuts) and blast up and right for the top of the cliff. Belay or lower from a cable thread thru. Edge is sharp in spots....[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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