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Submitted By: arjunmh on Nov 24, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Shadow Buttresses with Hanna at the base of Hiding...

Description 

You can access these buttress, and the wonderfully shaded and magically hidden area, either by scrambling across top of the rock formation that runs from the top of Octabulgey and forms the wall that Torch View and Periscope climb the east facing face of, or by crawling through a “tunnel” that is just to the right of Torch View. The main Shadow Buttress, and the one ~50m to the southwest that is Ramp-Art, are both north-facing formations that are gently sloped at the base and are vertical nearing the top. There is also easy access using the trail that heads directly towards the Torch from the north. Three projects ascend the west-facing rock between the prows of the two buttresses.

Getting There 

Either as above through the tunnel or by the northern trail.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

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AMH on the FA, nearing the top, with drill.

Ramp-Art 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Shadow Buttresses
Detached buttress south of the main Shadow Buttress. Access by walking along base of the west-facing rock from the base of “Hiding from the Torch.” Follow axis of the buttress that forms an aręte to the top using ample horizontal cracks for protection. Also good for LD trad practice. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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This area is very shady and cool for the pups!
This area is very shady and cool for the pups!
Photo by Matt King
BETA PHOTO: Photo by Matt King

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By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Oct 30, 2012
Great little area to escape to if shade is needed early in the day!