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Elevation: 5,000 ft
GPS: 36.2169, -115.36439
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Shared By: SenorDB on Feb 13, 2017
Admins: Luke EF, Justin Johnsen

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Lake Mead Buttress is the last big cliff in the La Madre Mts on the east end. It's the 800' dark grey limestone cliff that looms up large at the west end of Lake Mead Blvd, which is how it got the name. Also of interest here is a large beautiful agave roasting pit on the slope just below the cliff.

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Lake Mead Buttress can be seen very prominently from the west end of Lake Mead Blvd. From the end of LM Blvd, or the next nearest desert access, take dirt roads as close as you can. Because of construction access may vary. The last time I was out there the construction security guards were very helpful in directing me to the dirt roads into the wilderness.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lake Mead Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Land Before Time
Sport 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
La Madre Flu
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
West Side Story
Sport 7 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 119
Contagion
Sport 6 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 30
Patient Zero
Sport 8 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Herd Immunity
Sport 6 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 12
Tectonic Tango
Sport 6 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Super Spreader 35
Sport 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Land Before Time
 18
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 6 pitches
La Madre Flu
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
West Side Story
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 7 pitches
Contagion
 119
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 6 pitches
Patient Zero
 30
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 8 pitches
Herd Immunity
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 6 pitches
Tectonic Tango
 12
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport 6 pitches
Super Spreader 35
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 5 pitches
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