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Routes in Kanaranzi Buttress (East Face)
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DescriptionA classic harder route at Blue Mounds. Begins in a square black niche about 15 feet right of Crazy Crack. Climb straight up a broken crack system over several small roofs. The Falcon Guide (Mike Farris) suggests possibly moving left. Straight up past an obvious 2 foot long roof crack feels more appropriate.
LocationMiddle of the East Face of Kanaranzi Buttress. Access to the top requires some exposed scrambing over large wedged blocks on the left (South) side of the buttress.
ProtectionA fairly tricky toprope setup by Blue Mounds standards, bring long slings. Be careful when setting up the anchor as the top has several sloping steps near the edge. There's a few nut placements to climber's left about 6 feet from the edge and midsize cam placements to climber's right near the back edge of the buttress.
If leading take small nuts to medium cams or hexes. Little to no gear for the last 10 feet which includes the crux.