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A smooth gray face at the top of Rattlesnake Canyon. Taken for Granite (5.8-) and 200 Motels (5.8-) are visible from the car, both are super.

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Hike up Rattlesnake Canyon 20-30 minutes until the canyon turns right, directly below the crag. Continue in the wash a bit, then scramble back up and left to the right end of the crag, near Test Pilot. (There is a steep drop off just below the main buttress.)

11 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rattlesnake Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Taken for Granite
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 82
200 Motels
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Back Up Singers
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Test Pilot
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Cactus Cooler
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Pictures of Home
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5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Eureka!
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Taken for Granite
 81
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
200 Motels
 82
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Back Up Singers
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Test Pilot
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Cactus Cooler
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Pictures of Home
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Eureka!
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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