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Tralfamadore Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This features some of the longest and cleanest of moderates at Volunteer, including Beautiful Day (5.8) and its namesake which stretches most of a 60m rope. However, Lost Highway (5.10) should not be missed and it borrows some of the best climbing from Beautiful Day anyway. Traditionally the routes were approached as multi-pitch outings from the canyon floor, though these days, they would be typically done from the ramps/ledges above the toe as long single pitches.

Getting There 

The best identifying landmark of the area is the jagged Tralfamador roof, which you can also get a glimpse of when walking the rim from FR 527. Once in view, walk around to the cobbly top of the buttress. If you are blocked by fallen dead trees, and are forced to back away from the rim, you have gone too far.

Climbing Season

For the Volunteer Canyon area.

Weather station 9.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Tralfamadore Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tralfamadore Buttress:
Tralfamadore   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Lost Highway   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 130'   
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Lost Highway 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : Tralfamadore Buttress
Named after my current favorite beer at the local Mother Road Brewery, Lost Highway imperial black IPA. Much like stretches of Route 66 of which this beer is dedicated to, how did a route this good get lost in time?While borrowing about 15ft of hand crack from its neighbor, Beautiful Day, Lost Highway climbs on and near the striking arete feature finishing with a steep and exposed headwall. Begin with a bouldery start on a flake above a nice belay ledge followed by splitter fingers with jugs (dr...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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