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This is the rock formation(s) that make up the north side of The Black Wall (Chicago Lakes) cirque. The Tan Butt's are very obvious from any point in the cirque. The granite can rival anything in RMNP. This formation makes up the south side of Gray Wolf Peak.
Start by parking at summit lake and hiking the climbers trail up Spaulding, as for The Black wall. Traverse the top of The Black Wall and hike up a short distance until a ramp/ledge system appears on the right. Leave your packs at the top of the ramp.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Tan Buttresses:
Lazy Sunday Route 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 550'
Dog Fight 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 560'
Hard to Say 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'
Hoag-Fisher 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 350'
Work-Life Balance 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 550'
Fallen Angel 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 330'
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Goat Food 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c CO : Alpine Rock : ... : The Tan Buttresses
This is a fun route with a few really good pitches and a couple of tolerable ones. It gets the sun all day, so is a good option if it is too cold to climb elsewhere.1. Climb into the wide crack from the right, and then climb up it until behind a little pinnacle. Continue straight up the wall for another 40 feet or so and belay on a small ledge. 5.9, 140ft.2. From the small ledge, traverse left for about 10 feet and climb up a nice, weathered series of cracks until a grassy terrace is reached. 5....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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