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Elevation: 5,671 ft 1,729 m
GPS: 40.5733, -111.771
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Shared By: Jonathan Schumacher on Mar 26, 2003 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane
Warning Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed DetailsDrop down

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The climbing here consists of both sport and trad, mostly trad.The rock is bomber granite, similar to the rest of the canyon. Some of the classic routes are: Mexican Crack (.10a), Crescent Crack (5.7), Crack in the Woods (5.9), and Hand Jive (5.8?).You can rappel most routes from the top of the climbs with a single rope, except Crescent Crack, which is descended east into a gully. Buy beer at 7-11 at the base of BCC, or better yet, go to Wyoming!

Getting There Suggest change

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 Cresent Crack Buttress. Take the left fork and a short jaunt leads you to the base of Waterslide. Head left for the climbs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Crescent Crack Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 663
Crescent Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 363
Crack in the Woods
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 53
Lazarus
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 219
Final Link
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 312
Hand Jive
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 241
Crescent Crack Direct Variation
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 170
3 Amigos
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 506
Mexican Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 21
Missing Link
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 61
Multiplicity
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 42
Grunting Gringos
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 9
The Grind
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 15
If Looks Could Kill
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
No Jive Arete
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Razor's Edge
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crescent Crack
 663
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Crack in the Woods
 363
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Lazarus
 53
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Final Link
 219
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hand Jive
 312
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Crescent Crack Direct Varia…
 241
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
3 Amigos
 170
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Mexican Crack
 506
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Missing Link
 21
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Multiplicity
 61
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Grunting Gringos
 42
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The Grind
 9
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
If Looks Could Kill
 15
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Sport
No Jive Arete
 21
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Razor's Edge
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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