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The Dark Pope S 
(A) Feetlips  T 
(B) A Hint of Squirrel T 
(C) The Imp of Nod T 
(D) Grass Crack  T 
(F) Must Be Likin' Lichen T 

Green Mt. Buttresses (GMB) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 32.39733, -110.68613 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: JMayhew on Oct 13, 2010
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This area is fairly rugged for being so close to the road, (20 minutes). One of the big fires swept through here and the subsequent erosion and dead fall have made it a bit gnarly to get around.

Lots of lichen and loose rock to deal with if you stray too far from the original lines, but the routes have cleaned up fairly nicely.

Getting There 

Park at San Pedro Vista and hike the Green Mt. Trail for approx. 10 minutes past 2 rocky ridges, (the 1st is “Branching Out Crag”.) You should be able to see the top of the western buttress from the trail. After the upward fork to the Upper Green Mt. trail, and about 100 feet after the 2nd rocky ridge, contour straight off east-ish, and a bit down, at the first switchback and head across the steep slope, then a slight diagonal up to the base of the western buttress. Follow ledge system around the left side to the next gully.

From here, head across the slope to the base of the eastern buttress or scramble straight up to the climbs on the Riddler Wall, which is the east face of the western buttress. (See overview and western buttress topo.)

Climbing Season

For the 6 - Mid-Mountain area.

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Green Mt. Buttresses (GMB)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Green Mt. Buttresses (GMB):
(C) The Imp of Nod   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 370'   
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The Dark Pope 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Green Mt. Buttresses (GMB)
Awesome overhanging jug haul. There are two belay bolts since the gully you start in is quite steep. Getting to the first bolt is kinda exciting, but its on easy ground. Clip the first bolt and and get ready to fight the pump. The crux is about half way up. The holds on this route are just super unique and amazing.This route is 2 pitches but the 5.10+ pitch has mussy hooks at the top and you can just clip and lower as a single pitch. Or you can clip the mussy and keep moving to a huge ledge wher...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

Photos of Green Mt. Buttresses (GMB) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: GMB Overview
Rock Climbing Photo: MBLL
Rock Climbing Photo: Western Buttress topo
BETA PHOTO: Western Buttress topo

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By Justin Headley
From: Tucson
Oct 6, 2017
The branch off from the Green Mountain trail is at 32.39857, -110.68622. The trail is only steep and eroded for about 6 feet, and the rest of it is now pruned, graded, and pretty casual.

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