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South Buttress

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About South Buttress:

1/4 mile to the south, or left of the main Slick Rock Buttress lies a steep headwall with a slightly detached tower. This area is still being developed by several Boise / McCall climbers. At the time of this writing, eight routes exist here. All single pitch. Most are mixed gear / bolts for pro. You should be very solid at the given grade, these routes are safe, but not overprotected. Large runouts exist on easier ground, especially on routes rated 5.10 or higher. Some routes start on ledges, a directional piece or belay anchor before your first piece of gear is not a bad idea, especially on the left eyebrow. While most routes are approximately 30M, some are slightly longer. WARNING: IT IS POSSIBLE TO LOWER SOMEONE OR RAPPEL OFF THE END OF A 60M ROPE. CLOSE THE SYSTEM, PAY ATTENTION TO THE HALFWAY MARK. BELAY THE SECOND UP ON LONGER ROUTES INSTEAD OF TOPROPING. Have fun and be safe!
Approach: Cross the creek at the log like you are going to the main buttress, but head diagonally left (south) after crossing. Several small rock cairnes have been placed to mark a small trail. Head toward the obvious tower with a right facing and left facing dihedral. The routes start to the left of the tower and continue left to right across until the rock is too low angle to be much fun.
Approach Time: 20 min.
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Access Issues:
Rock Type: Granite
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
Sun Aspect: Morning Sun


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
3 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Twin Tower left corner 5.8 2
5 Average Rating = 3.00/5 twin tower right arete 5.9 1
6 Average Rating = 0.00/5 twin tower right dihedral 5.7 0
7 Average Rating = 0.00/5 sammy's summer vacation 5.7 0
9 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Right Eyebrow 5.10c 1