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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.
12 Total Routes
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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+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch
Alex's Tower 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Another Unnamed Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Fine Line, A 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Mint Jam 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
No Name Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Guide's Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 6 pitches, 670'
The Lord of Wisdom 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Lower Mother's Buttress
Welcoming Party 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Lower Mother's Buttress
Yet another quality route on the East end of Lower Mothers Buttress. Follow the trail up from the road to the Mint Jam Chimney (see Mint Jam). This route shares the same start as No Name Route but cuts left into the offwidth where No Name tackles the finger crack. Start in a good hand crack just right of Mint Jam Chimney and climb up for 10 feet to a sloping ledge and head right into a super funky offwidth. The book suggests a sideways body stem to get through this section, I suggest bri...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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