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West Buttress aka Comedy Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
Comedy Works S 
Divine Wind T 
Far Side, The S 
Night Stalker T 
Practical Joke T,S 
True Comedian S 

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.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 4.2 miles 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- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   
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    True Comedian 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : West Buttress aka Comedy Wa...
    True Comedian is located West of Divine Wind and Radlands on the short face with five bolted routes. TC actually starts on the small face right of the face with all of the anchors. Start on some very thin and improbable smears and edges and then step left onto the main face. The hard stuff is on the lower slab, but the main face still holds a difficult crux in surmounting the roof. TC is another challenging addition. Look for technical footwork on good rock, but save th...[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.