North Buttress Climber's Log

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MattK - May 31, 2013 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012

Excellent  Sucess!

Great, great times.


JonW - Jul 3, 2012 8:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012

Classic  Sucess!

This a classic route but don't be fooled by the length. This is a long day car-to-car - much much longer than Spearhead. It's not Grade II and it's difficult to find 5.6. Found it right around 5.7.


chicagotransplant - Sep 5, 2010 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Fun climb  Sucess!

Climbed with shanahan96, fun route - especially the upper pitch. The only drawback is the north facing route stays in the shade late and can be a little chilly, bring gloves!


shanahan96 - Sep 5, 2010 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

fine....stay on spearhead  Sucess!

but you'll miss one of the best climbs around!

mike and i did this fantastic route in 7 pitches, with some meandering, and loved every moment of the climb. plenty of spots for protection, worrisome slabs, a fun bulge topping out with a lovely hand crack just below the upper chimney made for an memorable day on an unbelievable climb. walking away totally satisfied while wishing for more was a great feeling.



heather14 - Aug 23, 2009 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2009

Not a classic?!  Sucess!

A great alpine route. I think Sarah sums it up!


SarahThompson - Aug 9, 2009 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

This route doesn't get enough hype!  Sucess!

I liked this route a lot! The climbing was steep but juggy with lots of cool cracks to play with. The headwall was the highlight, but all of the climbing was fun. Very good protection except for two short slabby sections. Did it in 5 pitches with a 60 meter rope (and one of the pitches was short). After the headwall a rope is no longer warranted - most people will feel comfortable scrambling from here on up. The following day I climbed the North Ridge of neighboring Spearhead (a "classic" climb of similar grade that gets done all the time) and I liked Pagoda's North Buttress more.

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