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Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 40.6221, -111.7455
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 8, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 269
Sweet and Low
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 97
The Roadster
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 300
Coral Bells Arete
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 672
Hollow Man
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 50
Flamin' Freddie
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 322
MEGA
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 476
Chambered Nautilus
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 5
Split Seam
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 199
cTr
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 305
Better than Bitter
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 139
Touch of Teflon
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Guilt Trip
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b V2 5+
 380
Winky and Waxman Go Bolting
Sport, Boulder
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 221
Wrecking Ball
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 151
Worthy Whoopsie
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sweet and Low E Face
 269
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
The Roadster N & W Faces
 97
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Coral Bells Arete E Face
 300
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hollow Man N & W Faces
 672
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Flamin' Freddie N & W Faces
 50
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
MEGA E Face
 322
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Chambered Nautilus E Face
 476
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Split Seam N & W Faces
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad
cTr N & W Faces
 199
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Better than Bitter N & W Faces
 305
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Touch of Teflon E Face
 139
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Guilt Trip N & W Faces
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Winky and Waxman Go Bolting N & W Faces
 380
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b V2 5+ Sport, Boulder
Wrecking Ball N & W Faces
 221
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Worthy Whoopsie E Face
 151
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
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