Elevation: 6,326 ft
GPS: 38.008, -109.587 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

A good area with a nice variety of climbs. Although somewhat remote, the climbing quality, concentration, and difficulty insures that this areas still sees a good amount of traffic. Most climbs reside in the 10+ range with a few 5.11 classics.

The buttress faces west and as a result gets good sun later in the day. With proper timing it's a good choice on both hot or cold days.

Getting There

From the Hwy 211/Beef Basin road junction head south several miles until you encounter a fence and cattle guard. A few hundred yards past this (the *second* road on the left) look for a well-maintained road that angles back to the northeast.

Take this road through an active creek (good 2WD's can make it) past the cottonwoods to another road junction. Turn right and go about a mile until you are directly under the point of the buttress where it starts to jut back east. Pull off the road and park. Road improvements in the past several years have trivialized the drive and taken a large chunk off the approach.

Find a cairned trail that follows a shallow wash (please take a second to find it!) and then up the talus to the base. From here, climbs fan out to either side, but take a topo or a knowledgable friend as very few plaques exist.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pistol Whipped

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 147
Skidmarks
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 331
Jolly Rancher
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 114
Dusty Trails to Nowhere
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 63
Chambered Round
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 198
Wounded Knee
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 93
Revenge of the Rock Gods
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 25
Girls Just Wanna Have Guns
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 61
Steve's Wimpout
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 219
Coyne Crack Simulator
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 269
Spaghetti Western
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 61
Rump Roast II
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 66
Coyote Essence
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 134
Sig Sauer
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
Pistol Whipped
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5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 34
Yehaw
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Skidmarks
 147
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Jolly Rancher
 331
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Dusty Trails to Nowhere
 114
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Chambered Round
 63
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Wounded Knee
 198
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Revenge of the Rock Gods
 93
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Girls Just Wanna Have Guns
 25
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Steve's Wimpout
 61
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Coyne Crack Simulator
 219
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Spaghetti Western
 269
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Rump Roast II
 61
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Coyote Essence
 66
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Sig Sauer
 134
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Pistol Whipped
 19
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 3 pitches
Yehaw
 34
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
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