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Routes in Shadow Buttresses

Bulgey or Busty T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hiding from the Torch T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ramp-Art T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Shadow Boxing S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Shadowplay S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: David Sampson and Arjun Heimsath
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Shared By: arjunmh on Dec 27, 2011
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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A fully bolted line that begins to the right of "Hiding from the Torch" atop a large block. Climb straight up moderate climbing and then follow the natural line right to a sustained and delicate steep crux section. Bolts are clipped from natural stances and are relatively widely spaced, but offer secure protection. The high first bolt is due to the poor rock quality (for bolting) low down.


The left side of the west facing wall of this buttress. Bolts are painted brown and may be hard to spot at first.


9 bolts, but carry a few small to medium cams if the spacing between bolts might bother you. There are solid horizontal placements for gear in the harder areas where bolt placement was not ideal.


manuel rangel
manuel rangel   Arizona
Had a fun time on this route. I'd be willing to clip a long/deep bolt before the first one. I was a tad nervous there. Up high it is a bit spacey between bolts and I would bring a cam or several now that I know the route. I'd add a PG-13 because getting to the first bolt in the overhang up high is critical, miss it and you may not like the landing.

I hung on the first bolt in the overhang to avoid drastic failure on my part. Sun was in my eyes... Oct 30, 2012
Mark Mueller
Flagstaff, AZ
Mark Mueller   Flagstaff, AZ
Led it with no extra pro, thought it was well protected... maybe there is a new bolt because I found no run outs. Apr 22, 2013
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Yup, not run out at all by old school standards (think "Adios Larry" or "Damsels") and this one is solid and super fun! What a hoot on a bluebird winter afternoon -- DAS and I thinking we should call them "Sunny Buttresses!" Dec 22, 2013
Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
Gaar   Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
best route in the refuge Dec 8, 2015

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