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Elevation: 8,350 ft
GPS: 37.291, -107.912 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Matthias Holladay on Jul 10, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

With two distinct sides to the cliff-band, the SE side, and the N side, cumulatively the Abyss Cliff, this peak is a prominent landmark of the Durango skyline.

The side nearest Twin Buttes is a series of rock cliff-lets mostly about 50 feet in height which drop away to scrub and boulders below; lots of FA's to do here. Further along the indistinct trail, the band is around 80 feet and continues above a lovely shale cliff, which drops down a heavily eroded, grey scree slope.

The good rock above this death cliff is filled with amazing cracks, dihedrals, arĂȘtes, and faces on quality stone; this great band of rock continues around the prow to the North Side of the Abyss Cliff. This NE side, as of yet untouched (except perhaps by Beyer) has even more potential for those willing to do a burly hike with gear.
The Perins Peak State Wildlife Area closes seasonally, usually mid-Nov./early Dec. to late May/early April, for big game species. Details

Getting There

Bike/hike up Twin Buttes trail, on the north side of US Hwy 160, to the hairpin (see the photograph). Hike up dry creek gully, cross oak scrub to juniper, turn left, make way through scrub up slope, and contour right and up.

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