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Shadow Buttresses

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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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BETA PHOTO: Shadow Buttresses with Hanna at the base of Hiding...


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

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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Shadow Boxing 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Shadow Buttresses
A fully bolted line that begins to the right of "Hiding from the Torch" atop a large block. Climb straight up moderate climbing and then follow the natural line right to a sustained and delicate steep crux section. Bolts are clipped from natural stances and are relatively widely spaced, but offer secure protection. The high first bolt is due to the poor rock quality (for bolting) low down. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Rock Climbing Photo: This area is very shady and cool for the pups!
This area is very shady and cool for the pups!
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo by Matt King
BETA PHOTO: Photo by Matt King

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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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