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Poe Buttress

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Edge of Fright T 
Eyes of the World T 
Maelstrom, The T 
Mississippi Half-Step T 
Off Your Rocker T 
Prequel to the Sequel T 
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Poe Buttress is an amazing crag with climbs predominantly in the advanced difficulty range. This crag may contain the highest percentage of classic routes in the area; however, there is little in the low-end difficulty range for beginners here. If you climb here, you will get a workout.

Getting There 

Poe Buttress is located to the West of Cynical Pinnacle & Block Tower. You can approach similarly as for the above, but you must branch off left shortly before Cynical Pinnacle.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Poe Buttress:
The Maelstrom   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Edge of Fright   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Mississippi Half-Step   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad   
Brothers in Arms   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch   
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The Poe Buttress, with the second pitch of Edge of...

Edge of Fright 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c CO : South Platte : ... : Poe Buttress
Edge of Fright joins Mississippi Half Step as one of the "Triple Crown" classics on the Poe Buttress. It links up three cracks on the right edge of the buttress, and is characterized by committing moves above small protection.The first pitch begins with the Half Step, then steps right at the obvious, horizontal crack and continues up a positive, finger crack (5.10).The second pitch is the Business, and begins directly above the bolted anchor on the belay ledge. Climb ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Scott on P1 of the Half Step.
Scott on P1 of the Half Step.
Olaf Mitchell on the second ascent of Edge of Frig...
Olaf Mitchell on the second ascent of Edge of Frig...
The middle line is what Peter's on.
The middle line is what Peter's on.
The upper pitches of the Poe as seen from the Bloc...
The upper pitches of the Poe as seen from the Bloc...

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By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Mar 5, 2012
From Mike Morin (JeffCo OS ranger): right now the entire area is closed, including the Sunshine Wall, Hall of Mirrors, and Poe Buttress, pending a determination of where the birds nest this year.