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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+ E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 550'
Dog Fight 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 560'
Hard to Say 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'
Hoag-Fisher 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 350'
Work-Life Balance 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 550'
Fallen Angel 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 330'
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MOAC Memorial Route 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CO : Alpine Rock : ... : The Tan Buttresses
This is a slightly wandering route with some fun, airy climbing.1) Climb through some steep blocky terrain to a ramp system below the shallow, left-facing corner. Take the line of weakness towards the bottom of the corner. At the bottom of the corner, one can step left and follow flakes to the left of the corner until at the level of the roof that caps the corner. Once at the level of the roof, do an airy hand traverse back right to the top of the corner and follow the vertical crack that exits ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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