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Lower Buttress

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Lower Buttress Boulder 
Over Easy (aka Goldilocks & the 3 Bears) S,TR 
Scrambled (aka Bob's Route) S 
Sunny Side Up (aka Photo-Op) S,TR 

Lower Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,400'
Location: 35.82724, -106.17858 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, Marta Reece, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Apr 3, 2007


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BETA PHOTO: The three routes on the Lower Buttress on the Sout...


This is the lower wall/block on the South/East side of The Overlook. There are three bolted routes on this wall and some nice bouldering to the sides of the routes. Not to be confused with the area called the Underlook which is lower still and a short hike down from the main wall.

Getting There 

Follow directions for accessing The Overlook and South/East side. The Lower Buttress is the obvious block down low below routes Cholla Wall, Holy Wall and Dave's Face.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Lower Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Cody taking a lap on Sunny Side Up. October 2009.

Sunny Side Up (aka Photo-Op) 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  New Mexico : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : Lower Buttress
This is the left-most bolted route on the Lower Buttress. Thin moves passing the second bolt are the crux. Nice climbing above to the chains anchor. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Mar 22, 2010
I think two of these routes were bolted by Clark Mann, from Santa Fe, in about 1991.