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Phoenix Buttress

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About Phoenix Buttress:

Morning sun and afternoon shade, this lower section of the Smith Rock group is quite popular. The rock here is sometimes sharper to the touch than other areas, making painful fingers but incredible footwork possible. Mostly sport, there has been a growth of newer routes in recent years in this area. The namesake route "Phoenix" is a 4-star in the Watts book, but there are several routes similar, mostly face climbing.
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Rock Type: Volcanic
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 When Llamas Bolt 5.11a 3
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Carabid ** 5.6 1
1 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Drill 'em and Fill 'em ** 5.10a 16
1 Average Rating = 3.89/5 Fred on Air *** 5.10d 21
1 Average Rating = 3.74/5 Hissing Llamas *** 5.8 35
1 Average Rating = 3.92/5 JT's Route 5.10b 33
1 Average Rating = 3.75/5 License to Bolt *** 5.11b 12
1 Average Rating = 4.09/5 Phoenix **** 5.10a 50

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