BETA PHOTO: The Mothers' Buttresses
This is where the longer, high quality routes exist. Steep walls with good rock. Be careful of the rap down the drainage.
Walk past Middle Mother, the routes start in the drainage.
Weather station 17.6 miles from here
11 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Titus Groan 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 350'
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Doppelgänger 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c CO
: Grand Junction area
: ... : Upper Mother's Buttress
Doppelgänger: describes the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in peripheral vision, in a position where there is no chance that it could have been a reflection.A Great independent line with lots of variation in the climbing and sustained 5.10 fun.Pitch 1: Climb east terrain over a few ledges until you can go right into the offwidth. Climb up with a mix of OW, chimney until you reach a rest below the bulge. Climbing hands and fingers through the bulge and onto the face past two bolts. Belay in...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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BETA PHOTO: The prow of Upper Mother's.
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.