West Buttress Climber's Log

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outdooraddict - Jan 11, 2023 1:30 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2021

West Buttress, 20 day expedition (self-guided)  Sucess!

Spent 20 days on the mountain, summited on day 18 (5/31/21). Had spent 9 nights at 14k camp waiting for a good 2-day weather window. Built quite the camp while waiting. TR video: https://youtu.be/mc5FeTgzSGs

StokePoker - Sep 30, 2022 4:32 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2021

Denali summit ski from 14 camp  Sucess!

Beautiful day, great weather, peaceful summit. We (party of four skiers) believe we were last to the top, reaching the summit at 8pm I’m perfectly calm, almost warm
enough to be in base layers weather. We had left 14 camp that morning. Joy and elation on the summit, then transitioned to ski off the top. Decent conditions for first stretch. We poked at the Messner Couloir for a long time before deciding it looked to be in awful condition with more ice than snow. Skied down to 17 camp and walked from there. Most beautiful part was the 16 k ridge in calm conditions with midnight alpenglow. Thank you Denali.

mountainbumLV - Feb 6, 2022 12:11 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2013

Denali West Rib Cut-off  Sucess!

Succeed, with overnight at Football field at 6000m


trhemm - Sep 19, 2020 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2016

So many storms.   Sucess!

Spent 12 days at 14,000 ft camp. Summit on day 21.


fubar7500 - Jun 13, 2016 11:05 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2016

Denali West Butters  Sucess!

Summited on sunny day, mild wind only.
8 days on the way up, two down.


badmajick - Jul 22, 2014 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2013

Great Trip  Sucess!

A beautiful climb, storms happened to be on our rest days so we got lucky! A lot more to explore in the range.


vanman798 - Jul 3, 2014 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

Great Experience  Sucess!

Took 13 days to reach the summit. June 7, 2013 via the West Buttress Route. Great experience


blakemj33 - Mar 25, 2014 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2013

West Butress  Sucess!

What an amazing mountain. Want to go back and do the rib.


lavaka - Jun 4, 2013 7:29 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2010

Fun trip  Sucess!

Great times with 2 good friends and many new friends.

bds670 - May 7, 2013 10:07 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2009

Ugh  Sucess!

Windy, cold but what an experience!


ScottyP - Jun 26, 2012 9:30 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2012

Second time the charm  Sucess!

Great climb from 16.2 to 17.2. My favorite part of the trip

Grenn - Jun 19, 2012 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2012

Great Climb  Sucess!

Climbed West Buttress Route with RMI. Great weather until 17K where we were pinned in for 12 days. Finally got a clear morning and summit shot. All made it safely down. Great trip.


Marmaduke - Jun 12, 2011 3:39 pm

Re: beautiful place

Congrats Vitaliy!!

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 12, 2011 1:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2011

beautiful place  Sucess!

can be a bit fun if you do the parts with fixed ropes unroped...way too overprotected route, but than again- there are too many idiots on it


michellen - Jun 7, 2011 7:04 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2011

West Buttress  Sucess!

Climbed the West Butt May 9-29 with Mountain Trip. Hard work, but just beautiful!


jvarholak - Dec 6, 2008 7:33 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2008

W. Butt  Sucess!

Can't wait to attempt the Rib or Cassin... I feel blessed


crnhlio - Aug 31, 2008 7:14 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2007

West Buttress  Sucess!

single carries, prior acclimatization to 14k in CA, and great weather, airfield to summit in 7 days, 9 day round trip.

Brad Marshall

Brad Marshall - Aug 8, 2008 8:46 pm

West Buttress

Climbed the West Butt route again with Sue. The mountain kicked her ass and we turned around at Windy Corner. Two weeks after getting home she began training harder and plans to be back next year.


PellucidWombat - Jun 28, 2008 2:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2008

Buttin' Out  Sucess!

Our team originally had its sights set on the West Rib, then the Upper West Rib cutoff, but ultimately we wimped out and climbed the butt. 12 hrs RT from 17k camp. I barely felt the altitude! Great weather. Trip report and photo links coming soon.


Muddeer - Jun 6, 2008 4:33 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2008

West Buttress  Sucess!

After spending 6 days at the 14k' camp and then another 5 days at the 17k' camp due to high winds, summited on 5/30 Friday. Total of 19 days to the summit. Started out as a part of 5-person rope team, but was solo above the 14k' camp, as rest of the team could not wait out the storms. Fortunately, I was climbing totally self-sufficient in terms of gear from the start: my own tent, two stoves, shovel, saw, repair kits, etc.. The heavy pack and sled made the climb and the solo descent especially memorable. Denali, what a mountain! It was worth the time, money, and effort!!!

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