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An oddity for the 'Woo, Beehive Buttress features predominantly bolt protected sport climbing on granite more reminiscent of Boulder Canyon than the sharp, crystally slabs of the rest of the area. Instead of microscopic crimps on smeary slabs, expect jugs, slopers, positive crimps and the odd solution pocket to leaven the face climbing. Situated in a quiet valley away from the maddening crowds, the Beehive Buttress is a great place to go for an afternoon while your gobies heal.
Take Blair-Wallis Road from the Lincoln Monument towards the central area. Hang a left on 705J (unmarked & rough), then another left on 705JA until the road finally becomes too narrow to drive down. Follow an ATV trail until you reach the base of the wall.
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Rip Chords 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, 1 pitch
Middle Staircase 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Priests are Perverts, Too 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Back to Bucket Country 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Phipps' Gardens 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Five Days One Summer 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 2 pitches, 105'
Lucky Groove 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch
Mountainside Hipsters (aka Aspen Fantasy Land) 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport, 1 pitch
Chivalry is Dead 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Alien Dave 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Walking the Board 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Fun Button aka Muscle Beach 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Intoxica 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Unnamed Roof Problem 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Noxious Invasives 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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