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North Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. MORE INFO >>>


North facing = always in the shade. Like the rest of the Rough Rider wall, this wall hosts some of the best and full pitch routes in the canyon. A 70 meter rope may be needed for a route or two and up to twenty quick draws.

Getting There 

From the Rough Rider wall hike left along the base of the wall. Once the wall turns North facing you are there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.5 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in North Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Buttress:
B-52   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 85'   
Chimera   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Appetite For Destruction   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 115'   
Prymal Instinct   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 115'   
Mustn't Grumble   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 110'   
Cherry Popper   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   
The House Always Wins   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 110'   
Pre-op Therapy   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 100'   
Great Northern   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Featured Route For North Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Jesse Schultz getting the coveted second ascent.

Prymal Instinct 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : North Buttress
70M rope required. This route used to have a hard seam start but now after some thick vegetation died you can avoid this to the right. Above is some steep crack through the bulge above the break, a testy sequence up the orange face and an incredible finish. Unfortunately the big ledge and the easy slab in the middle break it up a bit so it isn't sustained enough for another star. A couple of longer quickdraws are nice to have above the crack bulge section. Once you reach the dihedral near t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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