Upper Mother's Buttress Rock Climbing
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BETA PHOTO: The Mothers' Buttresses
This is where the longer, high quality routes exist. Steep walls with good rock. Be careful of the rap down the drainage.
Walk past Middle Mother, the routes start in the drainage.
Climbing Season For the Mother's Buttress area.
Weather station 17.6 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Mother's Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Mother's Buttress:
Doppelgänger 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 350'
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Flight Without Wings 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Colorado
: Grand Junction Area
: ... : Upper Mother's Buttress
Climb the left-trending crack until it starts to Crescents. You can place a small cam and make traversing moves to a bolt. Make big moves past the second bolt. You can fit in some small C3 cams in between the bolts in places as they are decently spread apart. The territory around the 3rd bolt is the crux which is very balancy and crimp intensive. Continue on with gear through easy territory. Angle left slightly to meet up with another bolt on the face and do some 5.11+ moves to the top. ...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
BETA PHOTO: The prow of Upper Mother's.
By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Dec 6, 2010
The new route, Doppelganger, offers a save direct rap for any of the lines on the Mother's Buttresses. To find the raps, you have to go 60 feet up canyon from the top of Questions and Answers. At a prow, there is a large dead pinyon pine. The anchors are slightly lower than the lip. A 70m rope will work for the first rap, but you need double ropes for the final two.