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Brothers in Arms T 
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 
Uptown Toodeloo T 

Poe Buttress Rock Climbing 

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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 Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Poe Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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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Featured Route For Poe Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Cody Scarpella onsighting Brothers in Arms.

Brothers in Arms 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 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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Rock Climbing Photo: Olaf Mitchell on the second ascent of Edge of Frig...
Olaf Mitchell on the second ascent of Edge of Frig...
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott on P1 of the Half Step.
Scott on P1 of the Half Step.
Rock Climbing Photo: The upper pitches of the Poe as seen from the Bloc...
The upper pitches of the Poe as seen from the Bloc...
Rock Climbing Photo: The middle line is what Peter's on.
The middle line is what Peter's on.
Rock Climbing Photo: Poe Buttress from the Sunshine Wall (Block Tower o...
Poe Buttress from the Sunshine Wall (Block Tower o...

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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.

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