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Twilight Buttress

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Twilight Buttress  

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A northeast-facing granite buttress with both crack climbing and face climbing at low elevation and a sense of solitude. Most routes are in the .10s and .11s, with a couple of nice aid climbs as well. The most striking line has got to be Sunset Arete, with its varnished patina face climbing through solution pockets.

All routes except For Lorne can be descended with a single 60m rope.

In the summer, the buttress is in the sun in the morning, but shaded in the late afternoon.

Getting There 

Driving from BCC and LCC: take Wasatch Blvd south to about 11000 S., where it turns west (at 1700 E). There is a LDS church and a park on the outside corner of this turn. Park at the park.

Follow a paved trail SE until it meets an old dirt road towards the Shoreline Trail. Follow this steep road past a baracade and up... and up... When you get to a concrete catchment, cross the stream and bushwhack to the obvious granite buttress. It looks like there was once a trail, but many trees have fallen and erased it. Approach time ~ 35 min.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

7 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Twilight Buttress:
Sunset Arete   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Unknown   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Without Wheels   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Featured Route For Twilight Buttress

Free Me C2  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Twilight Buttress
This is a seam at the lowest point on Twilight Buttress. Look for the steep older brother of Green Adjective next to a large pine tree and pointed boulder. This seam is Free Me. Caution: the tree and boulder are covered in sap!Aid up the seam on small gear, expecting an exciting finish. This route goes hammerles, but a couple of pins up top to rap off of might be nice. The descent we chose was to top out on the slabs and essentially walk off. This was okay, but not entirely pleasant. You ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Landon McBrayer
From: Salt Lake City, UT
May 7, 2011
There is a gate blocking access to the Big Willow watershed. Inter alia, this means the twilight buttress is inaccessible (unless you want to pay a $1940 fine). WTF?
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