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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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Kanaranzi Buttress (South Face):
Kanaranzi Corner 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR
K-1 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a TR
Machete 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a TR, 45'
Kanaranzi Left 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c TR
Kanaranzi Roof 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c TR, 1 pitch
The Layback 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Lichen No Other 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a TR, 1 pitch
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The Layback 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a MN : Blue Mounds SP (Luverne) : ... : Kanaranzi Buttress (South F...
The name says it all. Layback the crack. A fun and challenging route. Usually done as a top rope problem, but could be lead if someone was so inclined.* RCM&W #27, p.37....[more] Browse More Classics in MN
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