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Routes in Lower Mother's Buttress

Alex's Tower T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Another Unnamed Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cow-a-Bunga T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cymbeline T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Fine Line, A T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Guide's Route T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Lord of Wisdom, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Mint Jam T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
No Name Route T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Slippery When Wet T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Unknown Semi OW T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Welcoming Party T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Feb 17, 2002 with updates from Sarah Meiser
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Mint Jam is one of the fine, single pitch routes located on the eastern end of the Lower Mothers Buttress. There are several high quality moderate crack climbs in this area, Mint Jam is one of the more obvious.

Start in a large chimney-type alcove with a body length roof on the left side spilt by a finger crack. The route follows this crack through the roof (8+) and continues up to a good ledge. Follow a nice hand crack straight up to the offwidth crux. Stem through the offwidth and belay on a large ledge at 90'. Either walk off to the East or if you plan on doing another of the good routes that end on the same ledge, leave an anchor and rap.

Location

The trail leading up from the road deposits you almost directly below the start of the route.

Protection

A standard rack up to #3 Camalot.

Per Sarah Meiser: there is now a 2 bolt anchor at the top of this climb.

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Matt Chan
Denver
 
Matt Chan   Denver
 
Excellent pitch! I was definitely happy to have a #3 Camalot for the crux OW at the top. Bolted rap anchor gets you down with one 60m line. 5.8+/5.9- seems about right. Jun 28, 2005
Randy Carmichael
Boulder, CO
 
Randy Carmichael   Boulder, CO
 
Be sure to save the #3 Camalot for the top (crux). Apr 23, 2007
Classic route with perfect stone! Aug 17, 2011
Garret Nuzzo-Jones
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.9-
Garret Nuzzo-Jones   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.9-
A #4 plugs in nicely right at the start of the OW. I threw in two more #3s to finish off the climb. Nov 11, 2013

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