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The Power Line Buttress  Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.5313, -109.6028 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: David Mealey on Jan 20, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: The power line Buttress from the Kane Creek side

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


This buttress is right at the confluence of Kane Creek Canyon and the Colorado river on the down Stream side. It's about 400' tall and has an obvious dome like summit. It doesn't get much sun so it's a nice summer area.

Getting There 

The buttress is literally the down stream corner of Kane creek and the river canyon. Park in the large area at the mouth of kane creek canyon. Follow Jackson's trail across the creek(down River)and up the talus to the buttress. It is only a ten minute hike and you can see the buttress from the car. Just follow the power lines.

Climbing Season

For the Kane Springs Canyon area.

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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The Screamin Demon 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Utah : Moab Area : ... : The Power Line Buttress
This is a classic desert trad route! Pitch one Climbs a 5.9 off width to a large ledge 100'Pitch two starts in a squeeze that opens up to a chimney then constricts to a 4 camalot crack, climbs past a ledge through some thin hands a fingers stopping at a bolted anchor. 5.10Pitch three climbs through big hands in a groove past some large loose blocks and tops out with some fingers.5.10+ There is some choss, but there is a lot of quality rock and climbing on this route. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: The power line buttress from the car park
BETA PHOTO: The power line buttress from the car park

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