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Mary's Bust - left buttress

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Beak, The T,S 
Devil's Backbone, The S 
Sparky's Cooler  S 
Sympathy for the Devil S 

Mary's Bust - left buttress Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jun 29, 2010


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Construction Zone

Thanks for your patience.

This subarea will include the routes to the left of the big gully and below Moonlight Rock. The rock here is up to 400' in height. There is a slightly more traditional and adverture feeling to the climbs on this side of Mary's Bust.

Getting There 

Hike up the main access trail and go left.


A. Unknown, traditional.
B. Unknown, traditional.
C. Unknown, traditional.
D. Unknown, traditional.
E. Unknown, traditional.
F. Unknown, TR.
G. Sparky's Cooler, 7 or 10-, 4p, 310', bolts & gear.
H. The Beak, 11-, 4p, 300', bolts & gear.
I. Devil's Backbone, 11, 3p, 280', bolts & sling. P1 11-.
I1. Sympathy for the Devil, 12-, 1p var to P3 of I.

Above and right (Golden Hall):

A. Diamond Overhang, 10- PG-13, 1p, 75', gear.
B. Rain on the Mountain, 13-, 1p, 75', bolts.

Climbing Season

For the Mary's Bust Area area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Mary's Bust - left buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mary's Bust - left buttress:
The Devil's Backbone   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 280'   
Sympathy for the Devil   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   
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The Devil's Backbone 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Colorado : Estes Park Valley : ... : Mary's Bust - left buttress
The Devil's Backbone (or El Espinazo del Diablo if you like your route names with a little more flavor) follows the extreme right edge of the large buttress that sits immediately left of the main formation of Mary's Bust. It lies just across the gully from Violet Blue (which is on the west face of Mary's Bust), and to the right of Sparky's Cooler.The route essentially follows the long extruded rib of rock (the backbone) that forms the right arete of the wall. The name...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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