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BB is a towering mostly N-facing wall opposite of Practice Rock. Many old and classic routes can be found here but not too many easy routes. The famous route Cosmosis should not be missed, and if you're a trad hardman (or woman), there are some testpieces on this wall, some with a great deal of controversy surrounding them...
Drive West on Canyon from Boulder and set your odometer at the bridge just east of the Dome. Drive 8.1mi up the canyon and a little ways beyond Boulder Falls, look for Practice Rock on the north side of the road with a gravel pullout. Park here then head across the creek on the south side of the road via a tree bridge.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bell Buttress - Main Crag:
West Face 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Cosmosis 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches
West Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad
Gates of Eden 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Saved by the Bell 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Bell Buster 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Hound Dog 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Epiphany 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Grand Inquisitor 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R Trad, 1 pitch
Arms Bazaar 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R Trad, 1 pitch
The Spoils 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Beethoven's Fifth 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Verve 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 80'
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Hound Dog 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Bell Buttress - Main Crag
On the left side of Bell Buttress, at a tree flush against the wall, is this excellent, well-protected route. The climbing is good from bottom to top, with good crimpy edges and a reachy crux somewhere by the 8th bolt. The bolted line which extends up and left from the 8th bolt is "Freak on a Leash" (5.12d, F.A. Steve Sangdahl & Chip Rockgrabber), an exercise in devious, hard-to-figure-out moves. By the way, Hound Dog has been led using gear and clipping only two of the bolts (an...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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