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Timewave Buttress Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Time Wave buttress is the left side of the massive...


South-facing buttress just right of Surf Bowl. Home to the infamous Time Wave Zero which starts on the left side of this buttress and eventually goes to the top of Sierra San Miguel's west side. The buttress is a little more secluded that other crags in Potrero, which makes it a good beginner spot on a busy day in the canyon. Also has incredible views of the canyon.

Getting There 

Hike up to the Agujas/Spires and move left over the saddle and aim for the Surf Bowl. Just below the Surf Bowl, look for a trail going right to the Buttress and the first bolt up the slab of TWZ.

Climbing Season

For the El Potrero Chico area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Timewave Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Timewave Buttress:
A Time for War   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 80'   
Citizens of Heaven   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Man Beyond Time   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 80'   
A Time for Peace   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Time Wave Zero   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 23 pitches, 2300'   
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Featured Route For Timewave Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Arin Trook on Time Wave Zero, New Years Day 2008. ...

Time Wave Zero 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  North America : Mexico : ... : Timewave Buttress
Time Wave Zero is one of the longest routes at El Potrero Chico. The route is about 2,300 feet and is listed as 23 pitches in the guidebook, although it is possible to climb in as few as 13 pitches with a 60m cord. All belay and rappel anchors are fixed, which allows for quick progress. The route tops out on the summit of El Toro and affords great views of the Potrero and the surrounding Sierra Madres. The single 12a pitch is easily aided if necessary, dropping the route grade to 5.11a A0.Mo...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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