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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 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Cosmosis 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches
West Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Gates of Eden 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Saved by the Bell 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Hound Dog 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Epiphany 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Arms Bazaar 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad, 1 pitch
Grand Inquisitor 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad, 1 pitch
The Spoils 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Freak on a Leash 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Beethoven's Fifth 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Tiempos de Ceguera (Times of Blindness) 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Verve 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 80'
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Grand Inquisitor 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Bell Buttress - Main Crag
One of the trad testpieces from the late '70s, GI is located on the left side of Bell, just right of the tree at the start of Hound Dog.From a right hand jam (or lay away) and right foot cam, clip the bolt and power up to a sloping finger bucket, match, and throw for the jug. Climbers under 18 are allowed to just campus this, but the rest of us can make use of some small smears to set up the throw. Make strenuous moves up and find tricky gear (stoppers, small TCU), then step left ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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