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Northeast Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Greg DeMatteo on May 25, 2007
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  • Description 

    The narrow buttress end of Thumb Butte with some of the best climbs that the Butte has to offer. Typically shady.

    Getting There 

    Follow the climbers trail from the shoulder around the south face until the Butte curves around to hiker's left.

    Climbing Season

    For the Thumb Butte area.

    Weather station 0.3 miles from here

    8 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in Northeast Face

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northeast Face:
    Heart Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
    Mecca   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
    Koran   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
    David's Climb   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Northeast Face

    Featured Route For Northeast Face
    Rock Climbing Photo: Andy Sunskis, well past the crux on Mecca.

    Mecca 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Northeast Face
    Scramble up to the ledge (or belay from below) to the obvious splitter crack (one of the Butte's few). Funky moves lead up to a couple thin hand jams which is the crux about 10 feet up. This is quickly followed by a perfect hand crack that slowly widens as the climb progresses. Certainly one of the best climbs at the Butte.Single set of cams to 4 inches. Nuts and TCU's for anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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