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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+ 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 Maelstrom 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CO : South Platte : ... : Poe Buttress
The Maelstrom is one of the classic Front Range wide cracks as far as "line", quality, and effort to succeed are concerned, right up there with Crack of Fear and Peaches and Cream (Twin Owls), Road Warrior (Mt. Evans), The Obelisk (The Diamond), any number of routes at Vedauwoo, etc. I give it 3 stars, although some will argue a grunt-fest like this, by definition, cannot be awarded with such a distinction. The Maelstrom lies on Poe Buttress,...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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