Elevation: 5,945 ft
GPS: 40.574, -111.771 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Mar 24, 2004
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 Coffin Buttress is home to one of the finest finger cracks in Little Cottonwood Canyon, The Coffin (5.9). Also, a couple of bolted routes run up the slabs and a very difficult crack splits the Coffin Roof (5.12).

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 obvious shaped Coffin Buttress.

The most enjoyable way to get to The Coffin is to first climb Crescent Crack (5.7, 2 pitches) on the Crescent Crack Buttress. This lands you right at the base of the rock. Another alternative is to climb a steep trail that leads to the base, to the right of the Crescent Crack Buttress approach trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Coffin Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 519
The Coffin
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 62
Rightside Variation
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 141
The Viewing
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
C.P.O.D.
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 13
Exsqueeze Me
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 11
Coffin Roof
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Coffin
 519
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rightside Variation
 62
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
The Viewing
 141
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Sport
C.P.O.D.
 4
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Exsqueeze Me
 13
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Coffin Roof
 11
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
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