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GPS: 39.12078, -106.70177
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Shared By: j wharton on Jul 4, 2006 · Updates
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This obscure and neglected crag--even by Pass standards--is now home to an excellent selection of "new" sport routes. I say "new" because the routes are shrouded in some historical fuzziness. Several routes listed in Perkins' original guide as "projects" were mysteriously removed from later editions. Although it's hard to know for sure, sniffing around the climbing community suggests that the "projects" were bolted by Chris Beh and/or Kurt Smith just before the discovery of Rifle, and abandoned once everyone switched their focus to Rifle. Regardless this in now one of the best zones for hard sport climbing on the pass with three quality lines from .12b to .13a/b. The "new" routes get morning and afternoon shade.

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Park at the Grotto Wall Parking area. Walk up and left along the base of the Grotto Wall past Twin Cracks, before cutting left across the Talus (don't gain or lose elevation)to reach the crag. A 10 minute walk. A giant fallen pine tree marks the crag's base.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Nude Buttress

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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