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Only gets sun in the morning to about 12ish. Only a few routes here, but the quality of them is good. The rock here is featured and of good sorts.
Approach the same as for Lower Mother's. Once you reach Lower Mother's take a right and hike up the hill. Best to stay close to the wall on a faded trail until it becomes to vegetated at which time you angle right.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cave Buttress:
The Pleasure Pillar 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Unknown 3/ Unknown 3 Variation 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
The Main Vein 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 300'
Unknown 2 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Unknown 1 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Cro-Magnons From Space 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Rowan's Arete 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
The Unaweeper 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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The Main Vein 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Cave Buttress
This climb follows a long, vertical vein of quartz for two long pitches. You end up on top of Rowan's Arete.Pitch 1: (5.11) Leave everything bigger than a #0.75 with your partner, but bring a #4. Start on some blocky terrain and place a few pieces until you reach the first bolt which is about 30 feet up. From here, used mixed gear and bolts to get to the base of the 4' roof. The next 20 feet is the meat of the route, and how you do it will be height dependent. Move over...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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