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North facing = always in the shade. Like the rest of the Rough Rider wall, this wall hosts some of the best and full pitch routes in the canyon. A 70 meter rope may be needed for a route or two and up to twenty quick draws.
From the Rough Rider wall hike left along the base of the wall. Once the wall turns North facing you are there.
19 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Buttress:
Chimera 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
B-52 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 85'
Unknown 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Shell Shock 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 110'
Mustn't Grumble 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 110'
Appetite For Destruction 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 115'
Cherry Popper 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 90'
Bucket List 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 50'
Prymal Instinct 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 115'
Unknown SA 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 100'
Cinco De Side-pull 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport, 75'
Pre-op Therapy 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport, 100'
So Easy 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Great Northern 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Death From Above 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport, 90'
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Prymal Instinct 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c AZ : Central Arizona : ... : North Buttress
70M rope required. This route used to have a hard seam start but now after some thick vegetation died you can avoid this to the right. Above is some steep crack through the bulge above the break, a testy sequence up the orange face and an incredible finish. Unfortunately the big ledge and the easy slab in the middle break it up a bit so it isn't sustained enough for another star. A couple of longer quickdraws are nice to have above the crack bulge section. Once you reach the dihedral near t...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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