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I labeled this the South Buttress, but if anyone knows a different name, please let me know. This is basically the rock formation that lies to the south of the Pinnacle. There are a couple traditional routes on the east face of this buttress, and there is some opportunity for bolted routes on the east and north faces. The rock type and quality is similar to other rock low in the canyon, with some solid granite but also some loose and decomposing granite.
Park just below the east face (from here you can look up and see the Sun Slabs on the east face of the Pinnacle). Cross over the gated bridge and head straight up to the South Buttress. Approach will only take about 10 minutes.
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Water Line (?) 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 CO : Colorado Springs : ... : South Buttress (?)
I'm not sure the name of this route, or who first climbed it, so if anyone has information, please let me know. I'm assuming maybe FA by Harvey Carter or army climbers in the '50s or '60s.The bottom half of the route is a fun climb on good quality rock up a polished water gully. It's mostly easy at the bottom, with good gear, then passes a few pitons and an old bolt as it climbs through a steeper section with some off-width.Once above this, move up and slightly right to gain a left-facing, han...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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