Contact Buttress Rock Climbing
South side of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Routes tend to be Northwest facing. This is described in the Ruckman Guide as the first granite buttress on the south side that one will encounter as one is going up canyon.
Approach time is not really much longer than 35 minutes and has become easier over the last few years due to the trails at the mouth and more traffic.
See the Ruckman Guide. Drive into the parking and hiking area just at the mouth and park. Head across the creek at the trail crossing below the crag....head on up.
Climbing Season For the Little Cottonwood Canyon area.
Weather station 3.1 miles from here
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