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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'
Eyes of the World 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Mississippi Half-Step 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad
Off Your Rocker 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a R Trad, 2 pitches, 190'
Uptown Toodeloo 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Prequel to the Sequel 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Brothers in Arms 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch
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Prequel to the Sequel 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b PG13 CO : South Platte : ... : Poe Buttress
It's so cool to think that this route has been sitting in plain sight, just waiting for somebody dumb enough to prey on. This is a beautiful pitch that demands focus until the very end.Prequel to the Sequel is the direct start to the 2nd pitch of the Edge of Fright but also has its own steep headwall finish. Directly above the bolted anchor, a seam starts 15 feet up. Slab and face climb this seam past a pin (11+ PG-13) with fidely gear to a jug rest. Calm your head, then climb a t...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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