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Shadow Buttresses

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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

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Arjun prepping to gun through the crux on the FA.

Shadowplay 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Shadow Buttresses
Solid rock after easier climbing down low on flakier rock. Prolonged crux on steep overhanging rock with thin holds. A very fun climb and I'll have to wash the chalk off the good holds to give you the real experience! Ascends through the middle of a dark colored vertical swath that marked better quality rock for the area. The lower 6 bolts to the overhang placed ground up, the upper 2 put in from above. Runout to the anchors up top as the climbing is very easy. If you expect burnt forearms, brin...[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!