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One of the most beautiful sections of the River Road cliffs, this area catches your eye as you whisk by in your vehicle or on your bike. It is sheer and slightly overhanging and is graced with elegant, dark, water streaks. This buttress is a section of the wall between Negro Bill and Short canyons and lies near mile marker 3. The rock is Navajo formation sandstone.

It contains:
Foam Flake, 10-, 1p, 100'
Artist's Tears, 5.8 A4, 3p, 400'
Seam Crack, A4, 2p
Navajo Route, 5.11-, 2p, 300'
Acquired Taste, 5.12- A1, 2p, 250'
Fast TImes At Frogmont High, 5.10, 1p, 75'
Children Of A Lesser Frog, 10-, 1p, 80'
Froggy Horror Picture Show, 11, 1p, 100'

Getting There 

This buttress is located about 1.5 miles out of Moab along the River Road heading east towards Castle Valley and can be found on the south (shady) side of the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Anasazi Buttress:
Artist Tears   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 400'   
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Greg Epperson on pitch 1. Photo by Todd Gordon.

Artist Tears 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4  UT : Moab Area : ... : Anasazi Buttress
The route is on the south side of the canyon right off the road and follows a very thin line that winds up the extremely steep and sheer face of Anasazi Wall. This route isn't very well documented but still seems to attract a lot of attention. Artist Tears has been hammered on considerably, and the already large pin scars on the route have been growing larger with each year. Regardless, the climb is still magnificent and will hopefully go clean soon.P1. The first pitch is considered to be the cr...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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