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Routes in The Nose (aka Mid-Columbine Buttress)

Alabama Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Alabama Crack Direct T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Nose, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Elevation: 6,671 ft
GPS: 38.792, -104.883 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 3,009 total, 26/month
Shared By: Bosier Parsons on May 9, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

This is a narrow, south facing buttress that sits a short ways up the Mid-Columbine Trail, which is on the north or right side of the Canyon as you're heading up. It only takes 10-15 minutes to reach the base, which is literally on the trail. The very bottom of this formation is pretty crumbly, but it quickly turns into solid, clean granite. I first noticed this formation from the Mt. Cutler Trail on the other side of the Canyon. The buttress is highlighted by a large roof about half way up, which is named The Nose. The other cracks on this buttress also look good, but I have only climbed the roof. If anyone has additional information about this formation, its name, or any FA info, please let me know, and I will update the description.
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Getting There

Drive up canyon a short ways, and park at the Mid-Columbine Hiking Trail on the right hand side of the road. Walk up the trail about 10-15 minutes to the west and you will see the obvious buttress and big roof directly above you. If you reach the parking area for Mt. Cutler, you've gone too far up canyon. If driving down canyon from Mt. Cutler, this rock looms directly above the road, immediately across from a large, dammed up water hole in the creek. This may help you orient yourself for what you're looking for. I'll try to add some photos soon.

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Alabama Crack
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
The Nose
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Alabama Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Nose 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
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