Elevation: 12,677 ft
GPS: 39.611, -105.652 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: J. Thompson on Aug 10, 2008 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

This is the rock formation(s) that make up the north side of The Black Wall (Chicago Lakes) cirque. The Tan Buttresses are very obvious from any point in the cirque. The granite can rival anything in RMNP. This formation makes up the south side of Gray Wolf Peak.

Getting There

Start by parking at summit lake and hiking the climbers trail up Spaulding, as for The Black Wall. Traverse the top of The Black Wall and hike up a short distance until a ramp/ledge system appears on the right. Leave your packs at the top of the ramp.

Hike and scramble down the ramp/ledges, leading to the base of the Buttresses.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Tan Buttresses

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Lazy Sunday Route
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Hard to Say
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Hoag-Fisher
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0
 3
Astro Goat
Trad, Aid, Alpine 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lazy Sunday Route
 22
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Hard to Say
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Hoag-Fisher
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Astro Goat
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0 Trad, Aid, Alpine 4 pitches
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