Elevation: 6,483 ft
GPS: 40.569, -111.736 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: GRK on Aug 31, 2005 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details
Access Issue: Do not cross the pipe by the pumphouse. Details

Description

This is the buttress in between the Triangle Wall and Pentapitch. It has lots of black roofs.

Getting There

After passing the pumphouse watch for the gated road on the right (here).

Park at the pullout and walk down the road or through the woods to cross the stream at a bridge. Walk down canyon until you see a trail branching off on your left just before you reach two large pine trees on the right side of the main trail.

Hike up the trail (like you're going to the Pentapitch Area).
But, at the bottom of the talus, punch it straight up; this will put you at the bottom of Stiffler's Mom.

Or, for a less steep approach, go to Pentapitch and walk east along the base.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Coal Pit Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Snake Pit
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 14
Angering The Angered
Trad 7 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 41
Precious Lost
Trad 7 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Sumatra
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 46
Stuck a Flute in My
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 39
DoggyStyle
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Organization for the Organized
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 286
Stiffler's Mom
Trad 12 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 36
House of Cards
Trad 7 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 41
Stifflers Stiffy
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 31
One Time at Band Camp
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 33
Refugees From Reality
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Snake Pit
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Angering The Angered
 14
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Precious Lost
 41
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Sumatra
 13
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Stuck a Flute in My
 46
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
DoggyStyle
 39
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Organization for the Organized
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Stiffler's Mom
 286
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 12 pitches
House of Cards
 36
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad 7 pitches
Stifflers Stiffy
 41
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
One Time at Band Camp
 31
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Refugees From Reality
 33
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 3 pitches
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