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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.
12 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Mother's Buttress:
Welcoming Party 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch
Mint Jam 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Guide's Route 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 6 pitches, 670'
No Name Route 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
The Lord of Wisdom 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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Cymbeline 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Lower Mother's Buttress
This is an independent start that links several of Cow-a-bunga's harder variations. It shares no climbing with any other established route, but the top third has been climbed before.Cymbeline is a dramatic climb in five acts: Make bouldery moves off the ground up and right aiming for a small ledge (potentially PG-13). From the ledge, climb the right side splitter of a tornado-shaped feature, reaching another small stance. Step right and climb a clean, fingers-to-hands splitter. Move...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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