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Shadow Buttresses

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Bulgey or Busty T 
Hiding from the Torch T 
Ramp-Art T 
Shadow Boxing S 
Shadowplay S 

Shadow Buttresses Rock Climbing 

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Location: 33.26838, -111.04896 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: arjunmh on Nov 24, 2011
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This area is very shady and cool for the pups!


You can access these buttress, and the wonderfully shaded and magically hidden area, either by scrambling across top of the rock formation that runs from the top of Octabulgey and forms the wall that Torch View and Periscope climb the east facing face of, or by crawling through a “tunnel” that is just to the right of Torch View. The main Shadow Buttress, and the one ~50m to the southwest that is Ramp-Art, are both north-facing formations that are gently sloped at the base and are vertical nearing the top. There is also easy access using the trail that heads directly towards the Torch from the north. Three projects ascend the west-facing rock between the prows of the two buttresses.

Getting There 

Either as above through the tunnel or by the northern trail.

Climbing Season

For the The Refuge area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Shadow Buttresses

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shadow Buttresses:
Shadow Boxing   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Shadow Buttresses
Rock Climbing Photo: HLB at base of "Hiding" with the other e...

Hiding from the Torch 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Shadow Buttresses
This is the route to the right of "Bulgey or Bustey" that begins from the ground, about 20 ft lower and farther west. FA and subsequent ascents done on gear only, but 1 bolt was added above the obvious gear near the base that will help you locate the start. Opening moves can be tricky, but are spottable with a small cam protecting. Runout easy ground on a gentle ramp leads to the blocky steeper section with decent gear. A second bolt was also added near the top to protect the thin vertical face ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Rock Climbing Photo: Photo by Matt King
BETA PHOTO: Photo by Matt King
Rock Climbing Photo: Shadow Buttresses with Hanna at the base of Hiding...
BETA PHOTO: Shadow Buttresses with Hanna at the base of Hiding...

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By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Oct 30, 2012
Great little area to escape to if shade is needed early in the day!

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