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Shadow Buttresses

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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...


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

5 Total Routes

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

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Shadow Buttresses:
Shadow Boxing   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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AMH on the FA. The bolt will be added just above t...

Bulgey or Busty 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Shadow Buttresses
Belay from base of the north-facing buttress that is directly to the west of the rock formation that runs between “Octabulgey” and “Periscope”. FA as well as rope solos done without the bolt, but the bolt was added to protect the lower crux as the natural protection to clear the bulge is not terrific. Rap/lower from two-bolt anchor at the top of the formation. There is an added bolt on top of the buttress to enable safe access to the anchors in case you come in from the top. ...[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!
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