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Routes in North Buttress

Appetite For Destruction S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
B-52 S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bucket List S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cherry Popper S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Chimera S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cinco De Side-pull S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Death From Above S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Gila Monster S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Great Northern S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
House Always Wins, The S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Mustn't Grumble S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Pre-op Therapy S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Prymal Instinct S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Shell Shock S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Short Stop S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
So Easy S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unknown S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unknown SA S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unknown farther left S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknownfarleft S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: EFR, Erica Bigio,'12
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Shared By: 1Eric Rhicard on May 7, 2012
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. Details


Not a single crimp on the climb and very few holds that are horizontal. Two big bulges and a steep finish will keep you interested to the end. A long series of opposition moves through the first bulge make this one of the more unique climbs at the Rough Rider. The second bulge doesn't flow as well as the first bulge due to a tricky crux. The second bulge has a couple of less than ideal pockets and more side-pulls. The finish passes another much smaller but fun bulge and leads to horizontal jugs.

Just before the big ledge there is some funky dirty rock on the left so stay right on the gray rock. This gray rock looks bad as well but is solid.


Left most route on the N. Buttress. Start on a boulder and lean over to the finger pod to start it.




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Bouldery crux at the start leads to a sit down rest at the choss ban that cuts through the entire wall. I found a fun sequence through the next bulge then up a ly-back to a thinner techy section. After that it is pretty mellow to the anchors. Oct 16, 2012
Thanks RJ. Doesn't make sense but it rolls off the tongue and we enjoyed Cinco De Homestead for the first time. Really cool moves on this one. Something for next year. Woo Hoo! May 9, 2012
Great name, Eric. May 9, 2012