Frigid Air Buttress (~5,400′) via Normal Route (9-pitch 5.9 Trad Climb)

Frigid Air Buttress is a ~5,400-foot (~1,646-meter) formation located among the cliffs of Red Rock Canyon in southern Nevada. A prominent sight along the Red Rock Scenic Byway, it rises more than one thousand feet sheer from the frosty floor of Ice Box Canyon. The canyon and buttress are both … Continue reading…

Jackrabbit Buttress (~5,000′) via MysterZ (7-pitch 5.7 Trad Climb)

Jackrabbit Buttress is a ~5,000-foot (~1,500-meter) peak located in the Red Rock wilderness of southern Nevada. It rises from the mouth of Juniper Canyon, soaring two-thousand feet into the desert sky to a rounded summit midway up the greater Red Rock escarpment. There are several multi-pitch moderate trad routes on … Continue reading…

Courthouse Butte (5,451′) via Flip Wilson Route (3-pitch 5.10c Trad/Sport Climb)

Courthouse Butte is a 5,451-foot (1,661-meter) formation located roughly midway between the villages of Oak Creek and Sedona, Arizona. It is a very prominent feature from all angles, a massive pedestal held skyward by 1,300-foot cliffs of radiant red sandstone. It happens to stand above and just east of the … Continue reading…

Elysian Buttress via Original Route (5-pitch 5.8 Trad Climb)

Elysian Buttress is a 500-foot tall dacite cliff on the eastern flanks of Mount Elden, a 9,298-foot (2,834-meter) volcanic dome complex located in the San Francisco Volcanic Field of northern Arizona. There are a handful of multi-pitch routes on the buttress, the most classic being the Original Route, which is … Continue reading…

Pipeline Wall via Skylight Arête (3-pitch 5.8 Sport Climb)

Skylight Arête is a 3-pitch sport climb located in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. It is one of the most popular routes on the Pipeline Wall, a section of towering conglomerate cliffs at the head of the glacial valley containing the resort town of Telluride. This wall is … Continue reading…

Cathedral Peak (10,911′) via Southeast Buttress (5-pitch 5.6 Trad Climb)

Cathedral Peak is an iconic feature of the Yosemite high country. At a height of 3,326-m (10,911-ft), it is the most visually arresting mountain above Tuolomne Meadows, and a popular objective of alpine climbing in the Sierra Nevada. John Muir, the first to ever reach the top, wrote in his … Continue reading…