Elevation: 7,050 ft
GPS: 38.814, -108.618 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Feb 13, 2002 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Jesse Zacher, Monomaniac, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Tyler KC, Jared LaVacque

Description

This excellent crag was the first to be developed in Unaweep and still holds the greatest concentration of established lines. There are 39 routes consisting of high quality crack and face climbing, this is definitely a traditional climbing venue with only one route being fully bolted. A good selection of gear and crack climbing savy are essential. Routes range from 5.7 to 5.12, one to six pitches. This crag is on private property which is owned by local climbers who currently allow access, please treat the area with respect. This is among the finest of grags in the canyon. Mother's Buttress consists of three different areas; Main, Middle, and Lower Buttresses, East to West or Left to Right when facing the crag from the road. Park and approach is the same for all sections of the crag.

Getting There

3.1 miles West of Divide Road on Hwy 141. Park at a pull-out on the side of the road near a fire burn area directly below the Lower Mother Buttress. Hike to the base of the Lower in 10 minutes, 15 to the Upper.

13 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Mother's Buttress

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Alex's Tower
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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 63
Welcoming Party
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Cow-a-Bunga
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
Mint Jam
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Fine Line, A
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5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 37
Guide's Route
Trad 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 48
No Name Route
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 12
The Lord of Wisdom
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Alex's Tower
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Welcoming Party
 63
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Cow-a-Bunga
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mint Jam
 44
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Fine Line, A
 24
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Guide's Route
 37
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
No Name Route
 48
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
The Lord of Wisdom
 12
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
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