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Upper Mother's Buttress

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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  


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Elevation: 350'
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Administrators: Jesse Zacher, Brad Edwards, Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jesse Zacher on Oct 25, 2007
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Description 

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 Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Mother's Buttress:
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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Featured Route For Upper Mother's Buttress
Mike on the third pitch during the second ascent.

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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The prow of Upper Mother's.
BETA PHOTO: The prow of Upper Mother's.

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By Jesse Zacher
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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.