Poe Buttress is an amazing crag with climbs predominantly in the advanced difficulty range. This crag may contain the highest percentage of classic routes in the area; however, there is little in the low-end difficulty range for beginners here. If you climb here, you will get a workout.
Poe Buttress is located to the West of Cynical Pinnacle & Block Tower. You can approach similarly as for the above, but you must branch off left shortly before Cynical Pinnacle.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Poe Buttress:
The Maelstrom 5.11a Trad, 1 pitch, 140 feet
Edge of Fright 5.11 R Trad, 2 pitches, 200 feet, Grade III
Mississippi Half-Step 5.11d Trad
Brothers in Arms 5.12c/d Trad, 1 pitch
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Mississippi Half-Step 5.11d CO : South Platte : ... : Poe Buttress
Can you say best route in the South Platte? A two pitch route that will leave you gasping for more. Located on Poe Buttress, which is the clean Gendarme-like formation to the West of Cynical Pinnacle and Block Tower. It is possible to avoid the first pitch by climbing a 5.9 crack up the gully and to the right, but why would you want to?The first pitch heads up the great finger crack, climbs insecurely left and then straight up to a ledge that you can put your LZ Boy on (11d). The second pitc...[more] Browse More Classics in CO