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Beehive Buttress

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Behive Buttress.
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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.

Getting There 

Take Blair-Wallis Road from the Lincoln Monument towards the central area. Hang a left on 705J, 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.

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Beehive Buttress:
Rip Chords   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Priests are Perverts, Too   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Middle Staircase   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Back to Bucket Country   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Phipps' Gardens   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Five Days One Summer   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 105'   
Lucky Groove   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Mountainside Hipsters (aka Aspen Fantasy Land)   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch   
Alien Dave   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Chivalry is Dead   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Walking the Board   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Fun Button aka Muscle Beach   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Intoxica   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Unnamed Roof Problem   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Noxious Invasives   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Beehive Buttress
The start is left of the aspen.

Mountainside Hipsters (aka Aspen Fantasy Land) 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a PG13  WY : Vedauwoo : Beehive Buttress
This route lies to the left of a large hole in the rock. It is a fun line. Climb a left-facing corner and follow to the left side of the large, overhanging bulge....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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A 5.5 at the hive.
A 5.5 at the hive.
View up from the western base.
View up from the western base.
Beehive Buttress. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Beehive Buttress.
Photo by Blitzo.
Beehive Buttress from the East.
Beehive Buttress from the East.
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By Brian Scoggins
From: Eugene, OR
Jun 23, 2008

Well yeah. The rather limited number of routes, especially routes well suited to hang dogging and/or posing on for sponsorship photos tends to keep those types away.

By Nicholas Brown
From: Laramie, WY
Aug 11, 2013

Mystery route- can someone ID this one?
Mystery route- can someone ID this one?

This is a bolted route that my climbing partner, Jeff, led, but we can not find the route on here or in a book. Can someone please help and ID it? It seemed to start right of Aspen Fantasy Land and then meet back up with it by the middle of the route.