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3-D T 
Crab Head Poseidon God S 
Doppelgänger T,S 
Flight Without Wings T,S 
Lady Boy Show T,S 
Questions and Answers T 
Sugi T 
Super Dyke T,S 
Throbbing Gristle Project T,S 
Titus Groan T 
Unknown 5.9+ T 
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Upper Mother's Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 350'
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Administrators: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jesse Zacher on Oct 25, 2007
This Afternoon

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35° | 14°

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37° | 15°
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This is where the longer, high quality routes exist. Steep walls with good rock. Be careful of the rap down the drainage.

Getting There 

Walk past Middle Mother, the routes start in the drainage.

Climbing Season

Weather station 17.6 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Mother's Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Mother's Buttress:
Sugi   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Lady Boy Show   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Titus Groan   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
Questions and Answers   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
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Questions and Answers 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Upper Mother's Buttress
This is one of the best climbs in the canyon. It is steep, sustained, and has excellent exposure.Pitch 1: 5.8, 120 feet. Start with a short lie back in a right-facing corner and gain good hands in the chimney. Continue up double cracks in the chimney with great jamming until you can exit right to a large ledge and belay.Pitch 2: 5.10, 150 feet. To the right of the belay is a beautiful, smooth wall with double thin cracks leading up to a roof. Traverse out onto the face and climb the twin crac...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: The prow of Upper Mother's.
BETA PHOTO: The prow of Upper Mother's.

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By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Dec 6, 2010
The new route, Doppelganger, offers a save direct rap for any of the lines on the Mother's Buttresses. To find the raps, you have to go 60 feet up canyon from the top of Questions and Answers. At a prow, there is a large dead pinyon pine. The anchors are slightly lower than the lip. A 70m rope will work for the first rap, but you need double ropes for the final two.

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