Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Euphamiah Beresford Memorial Wall a.k.a. "The Butt Rocks Wall"

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
1902 S 
Bad Medicine S 
Bitch Fucking Rat Sticks! S 
Corn Route S 
Crimptonight S 
Dr. Feelgood S 
Euphamiah Beresford Memorial, The S 
July 4th S 
Once Bitten, Twice Shy S 
Panama! S 
Rebel Yell S 
Rude Awakening S 
San Francisco, CA S 
She's Only 17 S 
Simply Ravishing S 
Sink It and Wink It S 
Steak & Tequila S 

Euphamiah Beresford Memorial Wall a.k.a. "The Butt Rocks Wall" Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 1,465
Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide), Emily Roeben
Submitted By: BBQ on Jul 3, 2009
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!

Description 

In the old days, this was the place to go if you were seeking challenging moderates or warm-ups for the exciting upper grades the canyon has to offer. To a degree, this is still true. However, in today's modern 21st century, the second and third wave of route development has turned this former one horse climbing area into stronghold of moderates and upper end test pieces.

The EBM/Butt Rocks area is also nice because it goes in the shade a little sooner than the rest of the Sunshine Wall, which tends to become a bit toasty after June. There is only one drawback to this beautiful area, that being poison ivy, which locals like myself just deal with by having a solar shower, soap, and lots of different medicinal ointments back at the car. Or, if you so choose, simply avoid this area during the peak summer months, only hitting it up in the early spring and latter fall. Winter time at this area tends to be a bit colder than The Big, Black Face, yet if you get there early enough in the morning, this area can be divine even if January. I've literally gone climbing here in the morning till I couldn't stand it anymore than took off and went snowboarding.

Oh my God! Say no more! This place is awesome and if you don't climb here at some point in your life you will have surely missed out on something worthwhile.

The area has a bit of historical significance and the first routes were named in honor of a gold miner who penciled his name, and a brief, temporal statement, on the wall sometime during the days of yore. The second and third wave of route smiths must have gotten bored with this old-timey theme and most of the newer routes have an obsession with our spandex and leather-clad cock rockers of the days of yore. And to think, "Rebel Yell" was one of my favorite songs as a strapping, young lad. Christ, I feel old.

Getting There 

Many of us like going to the Sunshine wall because the hike is easy and enjoyable. The new guidebook describes a trail that should bring you right up to this area, however, it can be a pain in the neck to find. To use this new trail park in the large Sunshine parking lot and start hiking uphill towards Newcastle. Keep looking to the right until you see a small sign that says "Butt Rocks" and follow the meandering, not-so-well developed trail to the crag.

Or, if you don't mind the extra hiking, take the original trail;

From the parking lot, hike up the hillside trail and then hang a left once you hit the First Wall. Then, keep walking and walking and walking past the Ex Wall, past the Prow, past the TKO Wall, past the Big, Black Face, past the In-Between-Routes, past the AMC Wall, past the Land of the Shorties, and finally past the Attitude Wall. If you decide these climbs are too hard for you, if you keep on walking, your next destination will be The Bunny Slope, which has perfect beginner and beginning intermediate climbs. Or, if you decide these climbs don't look challenging enough, keep on walking past the Bunny Slope to The Thunderhead, where the stronghold of Strongman climbs resides. However, most climbers looking for long routes, five-fun routes and an assortment of hard-ass climbs will definitely find the long walk to the EBM/Butt Rocks area worth their while.

Climbing Season

For the Sunshine area.

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',6],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Euphamiah Beresford Memorial Wall a.k.a. "The Butt Rocks Wall"

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Euphamiah Beresford Memorial Wall a.k.a. "The Butt Rocks Wall":
July 4th   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Corn Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
1902   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
The Euphamiah Beresford Memorial   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
Dr. Feelgood   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
Sink It and Wink It   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
Rebel Yell   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Crimptonight   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Panama!   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 55'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Euphamiah Beresford Memorial Wall a.k.a. "The Butt Rocks Wall"

Featured Route For Euphamiah Beresford Memorial Wall a.k.a. "The Butt Rocks Wall"
Rock Climbing Photo: Great route

Crimptonight 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : Euphamiah Beresford Memoria...
Pull on bomber pockets through the first half then yank on some crimpers through the sequential crux and up into the anchors. A must do if you're at the Butt Rocks wall....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

Photos of Euphamiah Beresford Memorial Wall a.k.a. "The Butt Rocks Wall" Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Refusing to use a bad mono and silly hard moves. G...
Refusing to use a bad mono and silly hard moves. G...
Rock Climbing Photo: mike on the route right of panama
mike on the route right of panama
Rock Climbing Photo: the footholds are select-a-sloper of your choice.
the footholds are select-a-sloper of your choice.
Rock Climbing Photo: clip
clip
Rock Climbing Photo: Arrrrgghhh, the true lobster grip of Mr. sausage f...
Arrrrgghhh, the true lobster grip of Mr. sausage f...
Rock Climbing Photo: #6
#6
Rock Climbing Photo: #4
#4
Rock Climbing Photo: almost thru it
almost thru it
Rock Climbing Photo: #5
#5
Rock Climbing Photo: last shot
last shot

Comments on Euphamiah Beresford Memorial Wall a.k.a. "The Butt Rocks Wall" Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!