Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 40.622, -111.746 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 8, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

This buttress has a multitude of climbs ranging from 5.6 to 5.11. There are still new routes sprouting on this wall. Depending on the weather you can find a nice face, as you can climb the north, west, or east faces. A short approach and a decent quantity of sport routes translate into a crowded cliff at times.

Aerial photo here.

Getting There

Park at Stairs Gulch, and clamber up the bank on the SW of where the creek crosses the road.

Follow the trail through the woods until you reach a fork, take the right fork for the north and west faces, and the left fork for the east face.

Challenge Buttress is right there to your right at this point; just find the nearest trail to hit the east face, trying not to damage too much vegetation in the process.

44 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Challenge 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
 35
The Road Less Traveled
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 46
The Roadster
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 55
Tuff Enough
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 266
Coral Bells Arete
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 558
Hollow Man
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 44
Flamin' Freddie
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 274
MEGA
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 398
Chambered Nautilus
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 153
cTr
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 245
Better than Bitter
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 110
Touch of Teflon
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Guilt Trip
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 303
Winky and Waxman Go Bolting
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 166
Wrecking Ball
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 129
Worthy Whoopsie
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Road Less Traveled N & W Faces
 35
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Roadster N & W Faces
 46
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Tuff Enough N & W Faces
 55
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Coral Bells Arete E Face
 266
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hollow Man N & W Faces
 558
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Flamin' Freddie N & W Faces
 44
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
MEGA E Face
 274
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Chambered Nautilus E Face
 398
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
cTr N & W Faces
 153
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Better than Bitter N & W Faces
 245
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Touch of Teflon E Face
 110
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Guilt Trip N & W Faces
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Winky and Waxman Go Bolting N & W Faces
 303
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Wrecking Ball N & W Faces
 166
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Worthy Whoopsie E Face
 129
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
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