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Twin Butte Area

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About Twin Butte Area:

This area covers the upper formations and lower cliff bands left of Chapel Road and right of The Red Lizard/Cemetery. For reference, the right side of the lower cliff band is the Mission to Mars area. There is a small tower on the left side of the cliff band that is easily seen from 179 and is just above the Genetics Wall.
Approach: For Mission to Mars area, park on Chapel Road (see M2M description). For the Genetic Wall you can park on Chapel Road, as per M2M, and hike the trail until below the cliff. A better approach, however, is to take 179 north past Chapel Road. Take a right on Pine and then another right on Pine Knolls Rd. Park at the trail head at the Cul De Sac. Please drive slow and be respectful of the residents. Hike the trail for about 1/2 mile. The trail up to the cliff is about 15 feet before the first electrical box that you see on the right (west) side of the trail. Follow cairns up the ridge until it takes you into the drainage. Up the drainage past a tree and then take a hard right. Go up the ridge to the base of the cliff.
Approach Time: 15 min
Latitude, Longitude:
Access Issues: None
Rock Type: SandStone
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
Sun Aspect: All Day Sun


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 4.00/5 Genetic Drift 5.12b 4
0 Average Rating = 4.50/5 Genetic Continuity 5.12c 4
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Mombay 5.10c 1