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Deadman's Buttress

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Chalk is Cheap T,S 
Chasin' Skirt T 
Chopper T 
Dark Passenger , The T 
Dawn of an Error T 
Dragon's Lair T 
Gin and Techtonics T 
Head Stack T 
Mocha Chocolate Yaya T 
Peccadillo T 
Program Director T 
Shit Eatin' Grin T 
Unknown 11 T 

Deadman's Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.54503, -109.65515 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Brian Milhaupt on May 12, 2002  with updates from geoff georges

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This area contains many one, two, and three pitch routes of varying quality. Many excellent routes exist, but are fewer and farther between than the highly concentrated areas such as Maverick Buttress. This is the right side of the canyon, and is south facing so it receives plenty of sun. As seems to be the norm in Long canyon, there are names and ratings scribed on rocks at the base of many routes, climber petroglyphs.

Getting There 

Access the cliff by coming from the Shipyard crag or by parking 0.8 miles from the start of Long Canyon Road and ascending a drainage that has a tree near the top of it. The right side of Long Canyon beginning at Deadman's buttress, which is after the first campsite on the right, continuing until the switchbacks. All routes can easily be reached by parking at one of the many campsites, or on the shoulder of the road and hiking 15 strenuous minutes uphill.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Deadman's Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Deadman's Buttress:
Program Director   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 190'   
Chopper   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 190'   
Chasin' Skirt   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Peccadillo   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad   
Dragon's Lair   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Dawn of an Error   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Gin and Techtonics   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Chalk is Cheap   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Tony Bubb follows 'Chopper (10c)' in Long Canyon. ...

Chopper 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  UT : Moab Area : ... : Deadman's Buttress
Chopper is the left facing corner that the trail up to the cliff for Chalk is Cheap takes you to. It is 50 feet left of Chalk is Cheap and maybe two corner systems over.Quite sandy, could be done in two pitches, but better as one. Rap with two ropes....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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