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This is the rock formation(s) that make up the north side of The Black Wall (Chicago Lakes) cirque. The Tan Butt's are very obvious from any point in the cirque. The granite can rival anything in RMNP. This formation makes up the south side of Gray Wolf Peak.
Start by parking at summit lake and hiking the climbers trail up Spaulding, as for The Black wall. Traverse the top of The Black Wall and hike up a short distance until a ramp/ledge system appears on the right. Leave your packs at the top of the ramp.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Tan Buttresses:
Lazy Sunday Route 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 550'
Dog Fight 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 560'
Hard to Say 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'
Hoag-Fisher 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 350'
Work-Life Balance 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 550'
Fallen Angel 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 330'
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Astro Goat 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0 CO : Alpine Rock : ... : The Tan Buttresses
This route straightens out Goat Food, climbing its excellent crux pitch and adding a considerable amount of hard climbing. Expect continuous strenuous climbing.1) Dice your way up to the base of the corner, over a crazy fin to a really small fixed nut. Follow the corner past technical, strenuous and sustained moves to the end of the dihedral. Step slightly left and follow a series of corners to a belay on a small ledge by a small roof. 5.11 A0, 120 feet (this will be 11+ or 12- when...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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