Kanaranzi Buttress (South Face)
The south face of the Kanaranzi Buttress contains several high quality climbs ranging from 5.5 to 5.11. The bottom of this area is protected from the sun, although the top halves of the climbs do see sun throughout most of the day. The top of the cliff sees plenty of sun as well, so the sunscreen might come in handy while setting up top ropes. The placements tend to be a bit spread out in this area, so bring plenty of webbing.
From the parking lot off Rock County Highway 8 take the main paved pedestrian/bike path. One approach is to take the trail the spurs off at the outhouse. Follow this trail to the base of the cliff and continue to the right for about 100 yards to the base of these climbs. Another alternative it to take the next trail after the outhouse, this cuts a direct line to Kanaranzi Buttress (East Face)
. Continue left a short distance to the South Face.
Top Access/Descent: The easiest access to the top is a third class chimney just left (south) of Triple Chockstone
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
12 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Oct 3, 2006
A nice semi-shaded area away from the Prarie Walls masses. Most of these routes are average or below average in height for Blue Mounds. A short boulder lies off the trail south of Kanaranzi, good for a few contrived problems.