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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.
Walk past Middle Mother, the routes start in the drainage.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Mother's Buttress:
Sugi 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Lady Boy Show 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Unknown 5.9+ 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Titus Groan 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 350'
Questions and Answers 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
3-D 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Super Dyke 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Doppelgänger 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 350'
Crab Head Poseidon God 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Throbbing Gristle Project 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Flight Without Wings 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 135'
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Questions and Answers 5.10 6b 20 VII- 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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