REI Community
Party Buttress
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
'Bout Time S,TR 
Autum Fire T 
Back in the Saddle T 
Biohazard T 
Crimes of Flashin'  S 
Diversity in Microcosm T 
Eat My Dust S 
Exoduster S 
Freaky Stylee S 
Harbinger Scarab S 
Manute Bol T 
Modern Primitive S 
Party All the Time T 
Party in My Mind T 
Party Till Yer Blind T 
Plug, The S 
Pocket Pussy S 
Premarital Bliss T 
S'more Energy S 
Smooth Operator T 
Stealth and Magic S 
Stim-O-Stam S 
Sweetest Taboo , The S 
Techman S 
Through the Never S 

Modern Primitive 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Doug Reed, Rick Thompson, 1988
Page Views: 940
Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Jul 6, 2008

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (10)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Writing in chalk MORE INFO >>>


Good rainy day route.

Climb up some easier moves to reach the 2nd bolt. Climbing increases in difficulty as you clip the 3rd bolt. From here, there appears to be two ways to do the crux. Straight up uses very thin edges to some okay pockets to reach a good hold above the 4th bolt. Alternately, you can do the crux moves around the bolt on thin edges and a small pocket to reach a large hold up and left. Once you reach the large hold it's great holds all the way back right to reach the shuts.


If you approach from the Fern Point Ladders, pass Party In My Mind and locate the face just to the right of Smooth Operator under a large roof. First sport line on the left of this face.


4 bolts, shuts.

Comments on Modern Primitive Add Comment
Show which comments
By Sam Stephens
Apr 13, 2015

Fun bouldery rock climbing on bullet stone. Really fun, only overshadowed by its great neighbors.
By Chris Petty
Sep 25, 2016

I like the name and the beauty of the rock. Bouldery moves so I liked it.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About