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The Tool Buttress

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Bum Fight S 
Don't Be A Tool S 
Gin & Juice T 
Maynard's Crossing S 
Nipple Stimulation S 
Parabola S 
Poo-Choo Train, The S 
Rosie's Cantina S 
Seth  T 
Short Cut T 
Tequila Sunrise T 
When Panties Fly S 

The Tool Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: CJ Gates on Jul 18, 2008
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Description 

The 3 sport climbs here are seldom visited. They are quality though so check them out. This area is sunny so it is best to avoid it in the summer. Lots of bouldering around here too. There are also 2 more roped climbs south of Tool Buttress. You basically will have to follow the bluff line and look for the anchors on these if you want to find them (5.7 and 5.9).

Getting There 

See direction for Middle East

Climbing Season

For the Middle East area.

Weather station 12.4 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Tool Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Tool Buttress:
Maynard's Crossing   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Nipple Stimulation   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Poo-Choo Train   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   
Don't Be A Tool   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 65'   
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By Tradiban
Mar 30, 2010
Tool and Poo Choo are two of the best routes at the ranch! These seem to get overlooked for some reason, get on 'em!

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