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Chimera S 
Cinco De Side-pull S 
Death From Above S 
Gila Monster S 
Great Northern S 
House Always Wins, The S 
Mustn't Grumble S 
Pre-op Therapy S 
Prymal Instinct S 
Shell Shock S 
Short Stop S 
So Easy S 
Unknown S 
Unknown farther left S 
Unknown SA S 
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North facing = always in the shade. Like the rest of the Rough Rider wall, this wall hosts some of the best and full pitch routes in the canyon. A 70 meter rope may be needed for a route or two and up to twenty quick draws.

Getting There 

From the Rough Rider wall hike left along the base of the wall. Once the wall turns North facing you are there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.5 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Buttress:
B-52   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 85'   
Chimera   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Unknown   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Mustn't Grumble   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 110'   
Shell Shock   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 110'   
Appetite For Destruction   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 115'   
Prymal Instinct   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 115'   
Cherry Popper   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   
Bucket List   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 50'   
Unknownfarleft   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 65'   
Unknown SA   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 100'   
Cinco De Side-pull   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 75'   
The House Always Wins   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 110'   
Pre-op Therapy   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 100'   
So Easy   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Great Northern   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Death From Above   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 90'   
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The House Always Wins

The House Always Wins 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : North Buttress
I always looked at this very aesthetic line thinking it would be amazing, When I rapped down I found a handful of old 3/8 inch cobweb filled bolt holes that the Gambler might have put in. Since he wont care, I decided to bolt it up, and am really happy with how it climbs. This climb shares the start with the unknown Ayers 11c, just left of short stop and gila monster. One you pull the 11c opening roof, move right and up to the ledge. Continue up and right past two bolts that you should extend wi...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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