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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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Poe Buttress:
The Maelstrom 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Edge of Fright 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c R Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Mississippi Half-Step 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad
Brothers in Arms 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch
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Brothers in Arms 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX E6 6b CO : South Platte : ... : Poe Buttress
Aptly named, and one of the best and most challenging finger cracks in the Front Range. BIA takes the R-diagonal splitter just right of The Maelstrom (see that route for approach description).The initial 20 feet is a very strenuous, technical set of moves, and requires a lot of work fishing in the gear. Hope that there is at least one fixed wire. After that, the climbing only gets harder and harder- sustained, technical finger jamming with marginal feet which goes on and on, until ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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