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Adrenalyzer T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X
Bad Manners T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Brain Cloud aka Shadow Arete S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Brain Dead Ted TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Broken Arrow S,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cliff Hanger S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dan's Line aka Restless Heart S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dan's Manners S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Fatal Attraction T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Feeding Frenzy S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Good Man Dan S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
How Rebolting aka Butt Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Left Behind T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Major Bolt Achievement (MBA) S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Mandela aka Leaning Pillar T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Milk Dud, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a V-easy 3
Mini Me S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Minor Trad Achievement T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Mournful Mullet T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nader T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
No Manners aka Hodat T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Oblivious T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Over The Top aka Unknown bolt line S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shadow of a Hangdog (aka Fat Fingers) T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shark Attack! or Shark Infested Waters T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sick Minds Think Alike T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spike S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Stoney Middleton T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Table Manners S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Twenty Something Arete T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0- 4- R
Wazup? aka Buchanan T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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The original description was deleted upon request by the original contributor. The following may be upgraded:

This is a section of North Table Mountain right of the Industrial Buttress. As with most sections of North Table Mountain, you can find short sport, trad, and boulder problems. You can also carefully approach some of the anchors by circling around to the tops of the cliff via low-angle breaks in the cliff. This area can be subject to the wind on the breezy days. There are pockets of shade here on the hottest days, but most of the routes are in the sun here.

Getting There

This area lies approximately in the middle of the climbing areas of North Table Mountain. It faces roughly SW. Park at the designated lot below the East end of the climbing areas below the S face of North Table Mountain. Contour West along the trail past the Tradlands. If you have reached the Industrial Buttress, with the 67 painted on the rock, you've gone too far.


Adrenalyzer, 10 X.

A. Cliffhanger, 8+ or 10, 1p, bolts.
B. Sick Minds Think Alike aka Cliff Notes, 8+, 1p, gear.
C. Spike, 10-, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. Fatal Attraction, 10+ X, 1p.
E. Brain Dead Ted, 8, 1p, gear.
F. How Rebolting aka Butt Crack, 7, 1p, gear.
G1. Feeding Frenzy, 11, 1p, bolts.
G2. Shark Attack! or Shark Infested Waters, 10+, 1p, bolts & gear.
H. Mournful Mullet, 9+, 1p, gear.
I. Major Bolt Achievement, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
J. Minor Trad Achievement, 8-, 1p, 60', gear.
K. Mandela aka Leaning Pillar, 8-, 1p, 45', gear.
L. Brain Cloud, 9, 1p, 45', bolts. Arete.
M. Shadow of a Hangdog (aka Fat Fingers), 10, 1p, 45', gear.
N. Broken Arrow, 11, 1p, 50', gear & bolts.
O. Stoney Middleton, 8-, 1p, 50', gear.
P. Table Manners, 11-, 1p, bolts.
Q. Bad Manners, 9, 1p, gear.
R. Dan's Line aka Restless Heart, 11, 1p, bolts.
S. Left Behind, 8, 1p, 70', gear.
T. Good Man Dan, 8 or 10-, 1p, 55', bolts. Arete.
U. Oblivious, 9-, 1p, gear.
V. Hodat, 9-, 1p, bolts.
W. Over The Top aka Unknown bolt line, 10, 1p, bolts.
X. No Manners aka Hodat, 9, 1p, 50', gear.
Y. Nader, 7, 1p, 30', gear.
Z. Wazup? aka Buchanan, 8+, 1p, 30', gear.
AA. Mini Me, 11-, 1p, 30', gear or bolts.
BB. The Milk Dud, 5 or V-easy, 1p, gear.
CC. Twenty Something Arete, 7 or V0-, 1p, 20', gear.


There have been rattlesnakes seen in this sector.

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Ken McVicker
Aurora, CO
Ken McVicker   Aurora, CO
Saw a nice size rattlesnake (~3 ft ) on May 10, 2007 up between Industrial Buttress and MBA Wall. He was right on the trail and move off. On the way back around, he was curled up under a rock about 1-2 feet off the trail. Be observant and watch out for your unleashed dogs. May 18, 2007
Bishop, CA
outdooreric   Bishop, CA
It seems like some of these routes are listed out of order. According to the route description, "Stony Middleton" should be between "Unknown right of Fat Fingers" and "Table Manners". Feb 10, 2008
Hello, I was climbing at the Golden Cliffs on Saturday next to a pair of guys at the MBA Buttress. One of the guys led Shadow of a Hangdog, and then I started leading the arete just to the left. I almost got blown off the thing, so I lowered off, and the second up Shadow of a Hangdog kindly reached over and cleaned my draws for me. It was so cold and windy, we bailed before the second got back down and completely forgot our draws. If you are reading this and are the one with my draws, please let me know. I would love to get them back. Thanks. Feb 7, 2016

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