Bell Buttress Massif Rock Climbing
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|Submitted By: ||Ben Mottinger on Sep 25, 2006|
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
Beethoven's Fifth 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : Bell Buttress - Main Crag
Climb the obvious thin crack(s) between Cosmosis and West Crack. Start on the right seam for a few moves, then move left up the main seam. Hug the 2 cracks for a few moves where the route steepens before crossing back to the left crack (crux). Some funky moves through the small dihedral roof get you to the chains.The route accepts good modern gear. The safety rating is given for the insecure start (& sparse gear) as well as the difficulty of placement through the crux s...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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.