This excellent crag was the first to be developed in Unaweep and still holds the greatest concentration of established lines. There are 39 routes consisting of high quality crack and face climbing, this is definitely a traditional climbing venue with only one route being fully bolted. A good selection of gear and crack climbing savy are essential. Routes range from 5.7 to 5.12, one to six pitches. This crag is on private property which is owned by local climbers who currently allow access, please treat the area with respect. This is among the finest of grags in the canyon. Mother's Buttress consists of three different areas; Main, Middle, and Lower Buttresses, East to West or Left to Right when facing the crag from the road. Park and approach is the same for all sections of the crag.
3.1 miles West of Divide Road on Hwy 141. Park at a pull-out on the side of the road near a fire burn area directly below the Lower Mother Buttress. Hike to the base of the Lower in 10 minutes, 15 to the Upper.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Mother's Buttress:
Welcoming Party 5.7+ Trad, 1 pitch
Alex's Tower 5.8- Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Fine Line, A 5.8+ Trad, 1 pitch, 120 feet
Mint Jam 5.8+ Trad, 1 pitch
Guide's Route 5.9 Trad, 6 pitches, 670 feet, Grade III
No Name Route 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch
Unknown Semi OW 5.10- Trad, 1 pitch, 65 feet
The Lord of Wisdom 5.10+ Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Featured Route For Lower Mother's Buttress
Guide's Route 5.9 CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Lower Mother's Buttress
This routes climbs up a giant arete system directly about lower mothers buttress. The suggested approach pitch to climb to begin this route is "Cowabunga". I would agree with that statment. From here five more excellent pitches grace the route. The rock is solid, and requires all the climbing disciplines. After five pitches, get into hiking/scrabling mode till the last 80' of the buttress. There is a 5.7ish pitch to the summit. I was confused where this pitch was, but I did find it, and h...[more] Browse More Classics in CO