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.
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Questions and Answers 5.10 Trad, 3 pitches, 400 feet, Grade III
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Doppelgänger 5.11 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