Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 40.622, -111.746 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 151,180 total · 718/month
Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 8, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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
 49
The Road Less Traveled
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 62
The Roadster
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 57
Tuff Enough
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 275
Coral Bells Arete
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 596
Hollow Man
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 47
Flamin' Freddie
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 286
MEGA
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 418
Chambered Nautilus
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 33
Broken Thumb
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 165
cTr
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 264
Better than Bitter
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 120
Touch of Teflon
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 326
Winky and Waxman Go Bolting
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 183
Wrecking Ball
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 137
Worthy Whoopsie
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Road Less Traveled N & W Faces
 49
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Roadster N & W Faces
 62
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Tuff Enough N & W Faces
 57
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Coral Bells Arete E Face
 275
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hollow Man N & W Faces
 596
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Flamin' Freddie N & W Faces
 47
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
MEGA E Face
 286
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Chambered Nautilus E Face
 418
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Broken Thumb N & W Faces
 33
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
cTr N & W Faces
 165
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Better than Bitter N & W Faces
 264
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Touch of Teflon E Face
 120
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Winky and Waxman Go Bolting N & W Faces
 326
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Wrecking Ball N & W Faces
 183
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Worthy Whoopsie E Face
 137
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
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