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West Buttress aka Comedy Wall

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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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This is the leftmost area on Blob Rock.


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]

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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Night Stalker is the large shadowed left facing corner. It's 5.8 or so stemming a short right facing corner to get to the base of the main corner. <br /> <br />The Radlands slab can be seen on the right of the photo.

Night Stalker 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : West Buttress aka Comedy Wa...
I thought this was a challenging and interesting climb, but, if you don't messing with wide cracks, you may disagree. It's just a bit dirty at the start. Then stemming and some strangeness leads to what was for me a mysterious crux near the top.Rossiter and Rolofson call this 5.8, but it seemed pretty hard compared to some of the 9s at Blob, so I'll give it a 9.The two-bolt anchor, though convenient, is recent and unnecessary, since you can easily scramble down and left from the anchor to the gr...[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.