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Lake Mead Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 36.2169, -115.36439 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: DesertDan on Feb 13, 2017
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Lake Mead Buttress. The LMB Original Route follows...

Description 

Lake Mead Buttress is the last big cliff in the La Madre Mts on the east end. It's the 800' dark grey limestone cliff that looms up large at the west end of Lake Mead Blvd, which is how it got the name. Also of interest here is a large beautiful agave roasting pit on the slope just below the cliff.

Getting There 

Lake Mead Buttress can be seen very prominently from the west end of Lake Mead Blvd. From the end of LM Blvd, or the next nearest desert access, take dirt roads as close as you can. Because of construction access may vary. The last time I was out there the construction security guards were very helpful in directing me to the dirt roads into the wilderness.

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Featured Route For Lake Mead Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: LMB

Lake Mead Buttress Original Route 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Nevada : La Madre Range : Lake Mead Buttress
Just to the right of the prow is a crack/seam system that starts from a horizontal crack 20' off the ground. There's a baby angle piton in the horizontal where the seam starts, which is also the first piece of protection. Climb this for a hundred feet or so until easier climbing leads left onto the shallow prow. This is the hardest and most committing pitch of the route, the rest of the pitches are 5.8 or less. Follow the prow, sometimes jogging left, to t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

Photos of Lake Mead Buttress Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The white line is the location of Lake Mead Buttre...
The white line is the location of Lake Mead Buttre...
Rock Climbing Photo: In front of golfer, LMB.
In front of golfer, LMB.
Rock Climbing Photo: Royal leading P2 of unknown line.
Royal leading P2 of unknown line.
Rock Climbing Photo: Royal finishing up a line on LMB, to be determined...
Royal finishing up a line on LMB, to be determined...
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit overlooking town.
Summit overlooking town.

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