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West Buttress aka Comedy Wall

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Comedy Works 
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Night Stalker 
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True Comedian 

West Buttress aka Comedy Wall 


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 40.0031, -105.3893 View Map  Incorrect?
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  • Description 

    This is the leftmost area on Blob Rock.

    L->R:

    A. The Far Side, 11+, 1p, bolts. Short face.
    B. Comedy Works, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
    C. True Comedian, 12, 1p, 70', bolts. Start on diamond-shaped face.
    D. Practical Joke, 8, 1p, 70', bolts. Roof to slab.
    E. Night Stalker, 9, 1p, 70', gear. LFC.
    F. Divine Wind, 11, 1p, 80', gear. Crack to RFC.


    Getting There 

    Take the trail up to Blob Rock, and head up the hill to the left. Pass the Central Chimney and Dike Wall. You'll soon come to Divine Wind, a steep crack leading to a right-facing corner. The remaining routes lie uphill from here.


    6 Total Routes


    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['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 West Buttress aka Comedy Wall:
    Divine Wind   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   
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    Featured Route For West Buttress aka Comedy Wall
    Peter Dillon moving right at the bulge by the third bolt.

    Practical Joke 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : West Buttress aka Comedy Wa...
    A decent, moderate, slabby route. Can be done all gear if you climb right of the last 2 bolts (or place gear up and right of the last 2 bolts, then step back down and climb to the anchors). If you're a beggining trad climber, try clipping every other bolt and place gear in between.Start: From where the trail hits the base of Blob, hike left and up. Scramble up a slab. There is a large right facing corner (Divine Wind). Left of that is a roof with a couple of very hard bolted lines. Left of that ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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    By Dave Fiorucci
    From: Boulder, Colorado
    Oct 23, 2007

    I was climbing in this area last Saturday, and had fun, there is a mixture of easy and hard climbs. I led Practical Joke and setup a top rope for True Comedian and climbed past the last three bolts for a quick challenge. Due to the angle of the finishing slab, it's not good for the rope if you are going to hang dog on it.

    I don't see how this area could give sport climbing a bad name. There are 2/5 trad routes. I never saw a glued on hold.