Bell Buttress Massif Rock Climbing
Daddy Mo having it on the first roof.
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.
To access the routes, hike downstream to the east end of the wall then scramble up an easy ramp to the base of the routes. Descent from the top is via a gully on the west side of the wall.
Weather station 5.5 miles from here
55 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Bell Buttress Massif
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bell Buttress Massif:
Featured Route For Bell Buttress Massif
Cosmosis 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CO
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : Bell Buttress - Main Crag
This is one of Boulder Canyon's best moderate routes, although a new guidebook gives the route 5.10a--watch your definition of moderate. Most people do the first pitch and then rappel (one rope) from 2 new bolts.Bell Buttress is split by a large chimney. The left half offers several right-facing corners; Cosmosis is the large right-facing corner, about 70 feet high, which overhangs at the top. Shortly right of it, the wall bends inward to the large chimney. The second (or third) pi...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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Latest Regional Forum Messages
The classic Cosmosis Dihedral, photo: Bob Horan.
By adam brink
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 1, 2008
The Dan Levison Community Service Foundation has kindly put in an excellently positioned tyrolean traverse and connecting trail right in at the bottom of the crag.
By Rich Farnham
May 4, 2011
The tyrol rope was getting pretty scary (multiple coreshots). It has been replaced with two strands of static rope that should be good for a couple more years.
Thanks to everyone who donated rope for the Boulder Canyon tyrols!
By Rich Farnham
May 29, 2013
Well, I guess "a couple more years" was technically accurate. Only 2 years before someone cut this down. Wish I knew who was cutting these down. The ropes were still in great shape.
I'll try to get out there soon to add new ropes, which will be a pain in the a$$ since the creek is already raging.
Jun 3, 2013
I added a new tyrol yesterday (6/2) with some old dynamic rope. I plan to replace it with some static rope soon.