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The Coffin Buttress is home to one of the finest finger cracks in Little Cottonwood Canyon, The Coffin (5.9). Also, a couple of bolted routes run up the slabs and a very difficult crack splits the Coffin Roof (5.12).
Park in the Little Cottonwood lower canyon Park and Ride. Locate the climber's access trail in the lot's northeast corner (directly north of the restroom). Follow this trail east until you are directly below the obvious shaped Coffin Buttress.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Coffin Buttress:
The Coffin 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Rightside Variation 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
The Viewing 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Closed Casket Variation 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Exsqueeze Me 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Coffin Roof 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
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The Viewing 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Coffin Buttress
The Viewing is an excellent face climb on the right side of the Coffin Buttress. This climb is often toproped from the anchors to the right of the Coffin Crack, which avoids some big runouts between bolts. To do this, set a TR after climbing the Coffin.Climb the fingery 5.9 opening to the Coffin (or traverse in from the left). Keep going up the Coffin until a traverse right is possible above a black chickenhead. This is above the first two bolts and piton on the right for the climb "Closed C...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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