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MBA Buttress

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Bad Manners 
Brain Cloud aka Shadow Arete 
Brain Dead Ted 
Broken Arrow 
Cliff Hanger 
Dan's Line aka Restless Heart 
Dan's Manners 
Fatal Attraction 
Feeding Frenzy 
Good Man Dan 
How Rebolting aka Butt Crack 
Left Behind 
Major Bolt Achievement (MBA) 
Mandela aka Leaning Pillar 
Milk Dud, The 
Mini Me 
Minor Trad Achievement 
Mournful Mullet 
No Manners aka Hodat 
Over The Top aka Unknown bolt line 
Shadow of a Hangdog (aka Fat Fingers) 
Shark Attack! or Shark Infested Waters 
Sick Minds Think Alike 
Stoney Middleton 
Table Manners 
Twenty Something Arete 
Wazup? aka Buchanan 

MBA Buttress 

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This is a section of North Table Mountain right of the Industrial Buttress. As with most sections of North Table Mountain, you can find short sport, trad, and boulder problems. You can also carefully approach some of the anchors by circling around to the tops of the cliff via low-angle breaks in the cliff. This area can be subject to the wind on the breezy days. There are pockets of shade here on the hottest days, but most of the routes are in the sun here.

Getting There 

This area lies approximately in the middle of the climbing areas of North Table Mountain. It faces roughly SW. Park at the designated lot below the East end of the climbing areas below the S face of North Table Mountain. Contour West along the trail past the Tradlands. If you have reached the Industrial Buttress, with the 67 painted on the rock, you've gone too far.


Adrenalyzer, 10 X.

A. Cliffhanger, 8+ or 10, 1p, bolts.
B. Sick Minds Think Alike aka Cliff Notes, 8+, 1p, gear.
C. Spike, 10-, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. Fatal Attraction, 10+ X, 1p.
E. Brain Dead Ted, 8, 1p, gear.
F. How Rebolting aka Butt Crack, 7, 1p, gear.
G1. Feeding Frenzy, 11, 1p, bolts.
G2. Shark Attack! or Shark Infested Waters, 10+, 1p, bolts & gear.
H. Mournful Mullet, 9+, 1p, gear.
I. Major Bolt Achievement, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
J. Minor Trad Achievement, 8-, 1p, 60', gear.
K. Mandela aka Leaning Pillar, 8-, 1p, 45', gear.
L. Brain Cloud, 9, 1p, 45', bolts. Arete.
M. Shadow of a Hangdog (aka Fat Fingers), 10, 1p, 45', gear.
N. Broken Arrow, 11, 1p, 50', gear & bolts.
O. Stoney Middleton, 8-, 1p, 50', gear.
P. Table Manners, 11-, 1p, bolts.
Q. Bad Manners, 9, 1p, gear.
R. Dan's Line aka Restless Heart, 11, 1p, bolts.
S. Left Behind, 8, 1p, 70', gear.
T. Good Man Dan, 8 or 10-, 1p, 55', bolts. Arete.
U. Oblivious, 9-, 1p, gear.
V. Hodat, 9-, 1p, bolts.
W. Over The Top aka Unknown bolt line, 10, 1p, bolts.
X. No Manners aka Hodat, 9, 1p, 50', gear.
Y. Nader, 7, 1p, 30', gear.
Z. Wazup? aka Buchanan, 8+, 1p, 30', gear.
AA. Mini Me, 11-, 1p, 30', gear or bolts.
BB. The Milk Dud, 5 or V-easy, 1p, gear.
CC. Twenty Something Arete, 7 or V0-, 1p, 20', gear.


There have been rattlesnakes seen in this sector.

31 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for MBA Buttress:
Stoney Middleton   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Oblivious   5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Bad Manners   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Brain Cloud aka Shadow Arete   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
Shadow of a Hangdog (aka Fat Fingers)   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
Spike   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Cliff Hanger   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Adrenalyzer   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b X     Trad, 1 pitch   
Shark Attack! or Shark Infested Waters   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Major Bolt Achievement (MBA)   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Feeding Frenzy   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Mournful Mullet 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  CO : Golden : ... : MBA Buttress
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By Ken McVicker
May 18, 2007

Saw a nice size rattlesnake (~3 ft ) on May 10, 2007 up between Industrial Buttress and MBA Wall. He was right on the trail and move off. On the way back around, he was curled up under a rock about 1-2 feet off the trail. Be observant and watch out for your unleashed dogs.

By outdooreric
From: Lyons, CO
Feb 10, 2008

It seems like some of these routes are listed out of order. According to the route description, "Stony Middleton" should be between "Unknown right of Fat Fingers" and "Table Manners".