Elevation: 5,671 ft
GPS: 40.573, -111.771 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jonathan Schumacher on Mar 26, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

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

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
 530
Crescent Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 291
Crack in the Woods
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 46
Lazarus
Trad 4 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 259
Hand Jive
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 163
Final Link
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 173
Crescent Crack Direct Variation
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A0
 21
Paraplegic Ward
Trad, TR, Aid
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 112
3 Amigos
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 391
Mexican Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 16
Missing Link
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 48
Multiplicity
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 61
Who's On First
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
Closet Lycra
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Grunting Gringos
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Razor's Edge
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crescent Crack
 530
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Crack in the Woods
 291
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Lazarus
 46
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Hand Jive
 259
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Final Link
 163
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Crescent Crack Direct Varia…
 173
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Paraplegic Ward
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A0 Trad, TR, Aid
3 Amigos
 112
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Mexican Crack
 391
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Missing Link
 16
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Multiplicity
 48
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Who's On First
 61
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Closet Lycra
 22
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Grunting Gringos
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Razor's Edge
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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