Elevation: 7,968 ft
GPS: 38.174, -105.173 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bob Robertson on Mar 25, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Tanner Rock sits in the Wet Mountains.It sits at 7,300ft with a magnificent view of the Wet Mountains,and plans of the Arkansas Valley below.The rock faces south and is over 300ft of metamorphic granite.The one route (so far) is a bolted sport route,3 pitches long,and because of the over hanging second pitch a short 15 min.walk off is recomended.If your look for a place to get away from it all this is the place.

Getting There

Three miles west of Wetmore on 96 take a right turn on a short road leading to Lewis Creek trail.Take the Lewis Creek trail for 1 and 3/4 miles,at with time you'll see the 300ft south facing Tanner Rock on the right.Walk up the hill and scramble to the base of the rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tanner Rock aka Raven's Buttress

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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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This is a buttress I've climbed on off and on since about 1975. I called it "Raven's Buttress" , but somehow it's been blessed with a more prosaic name. My routes are solo climbs - I've never used a rope there - and are on the right center of the face. One variation is probably 5.8 , but most of the climbing is high angle 4th and modest 5th class on nice rock. From the top you can go down the slabby backside to the base of the north side of the buttress, then move east and uphill to the shoulder beside it, thence down to the creek and the trail. I guess it was inevitable someone would come along and bolt it ! That's progress. Feb 17, 2003
I climbed here last week! Nice trails and amazing routes. I climbed some routes on the right upper side of the Dome that the previous poster mentioned. I am glad they are bolted. Fabulous face climbing and great position. Also the routes on the upper right walls are great. Something for everyone here. One of my friends climbed several hard 11+ish routes while I stuck to the 8s and 9s. It's nice to climb in an area where the people who put up the routes have taken the time to do as many easy routes as hard ones. Finally! Lots of people climbing there, at least 15 parties, but the routes are well laid out so its not real crowded. Thanks to whomever put up these climbs! I'll be back :)

Cris & Tia Colorado Springs :) Aug 16, 2003
Here again I would like to say that Tanner Dome and Tanner Rock, are not the same place. Tanner Dome is off Oak Creek Grade Road (Fremont Country Road 143) at mile marker 11.Tanner Dome has 60+ routes. Tanner Rock only has one. Aug 18, 2003
Tim Stich
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Tim Stich   Colorado Springs, Colorado
This is a really good route! Roland and I did it after we got turned back at FR386 which was still closed due to the Junkins Fire. We only did the first two pitches, but they were awesome. Nov 11, 2016