Lower Mother's Buttress Rock Climbing
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A perfect spring day at Mother's. Colorado Mounta...
This excellent crag was the first to be developed in Unaweep and still holds the greatest concentration of established lines. There are 39 routes consisting of high quality crack and face climbing, this is definitely a traditional climbing venue with only one route being fully bolted. A good selection of gear and crack climbing savy are essential. Routes range from 5.7 to 5.12, one to six pitches. This crag is on private property which is owned by local climbers who currently allow access, please treat the area with respect. This is among the finest of grags in the canyon. Mother's Buttress consists of three different areas; Main, Middle, and Lower Buttresses, East to West or Left to Right when facing the crag from the road. Park and approach is the same for all sections of the crag.
3.1 miles West of Divide Road on Hwy 141. Park at a pull-out on the side of the road near a fire burn area directly below the Lower Mother Buttress. Hike to the base of the Lower in 10 minutes, 15 to the Upper.
Weather station 17.6 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Mother's Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Mother's Buttress:
Cow-a-Bunga 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Mint Jam 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Lower Mother's Buttress
The Lord of Wisdom 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b CO
: Grand Junction Area
: ... : Lower Mother's Buttress
Layback the start until you can stand and gain a nice hand/finger crack. Continue up with great jams and a few face holds to a small alcove with a nice rest just below a bulge. Pull the bulge with badly flared hand jams (crux) and gain the top ledge.There are bolts on the top of the ledge not visible from below. Some sort of edge protection would be helpful for your anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: Mother's Buttress as seen from the road.
BETA PHOTO: Lower Mothers Buttress Routes
Lower Mothers - good view of Guide's route.
By Anonymous Coward
Apr 20, 2005
I have discovered this piece of rock is for sale. 100k. 970-9352 firstname.lastname@example.org
By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Jan 20, 2008
Someone is in negotiations with the AF and the land owners to buy it and then deed the land that has the climbing and the trail to have permanent access. So far, no new word. Except, donate to the AF.
By John Peterson
Oct 11, 2008
Help build a new trail!
The WCCC is going to be building a new trail to the Mother's area October 26th, 2008. Check out their website for details: westernslopeclimbers.blogspot....
The new trail will be on land that the WCCC will own soon and will get the trail off private property.
By rob pizem
Aug 17, 2011
You can find shade here in the later afternoon of summer. Great for a quick day of cragging. Plus the new parking lot should be in next week!!