Elevation: 7,014 ft
GPS: 40.002, -105.387 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 40,833 total · 172/month
Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2020 Update Details

Description

Bitty Buttress has interesting rock with good features and lots of colorful lichen. The approach is a little longer hike than for Blob Rock, but it is well worth it.

It is subject to raptor closures, so check before getting stuck with a hefty fine.

A descent is possible by hiking off the backside of the rock to the NW, then down a gully to the East of Blob Rock.

This is a small crag divided into 4 entirely distinct sections:

L->R:

Up & Left
A. Moby Dike, 10, 1p, 60', bolts.
B. Leaping Lizards, 11+, 1p, gear & bolts.

Peapod Buttress
C. Treetop Landing, 9 PG-13, 1p, gear.
D. Palm Saturday, 12, 1p, TR.
E. Razor Hein Stick 12, 1p, bolts & gear.
F1. Split Pea, 11+, 1p, gear & bolt.
F2. Peapod, 11, 1p, 60', gear.
G. Holy Ascension, 13- or A4, 1p, gear or TR.
H. ??, 12, 1p, gear & bolts.
I1. Jagged Ascension aka The Hand is Quicker than the Eye, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
I2. Jaguary, 11 R, 1p, gear.
J. Jam Left aka Left Crack, 9+, 1p, 40', gear.
K. Right Crack, 10-, 1p, 70', gear.

Main Buttress
L. Welcome Home, 12, 1p, 40', 4 bolts.
M1. Electricity, 12-, 2p, 150', gear & bolts.
M2N. A Day At The Crags, 8, 2p, 350', gear.
N1. A's Jax, 8, 3p, 200', gear.
? Return To Sender, 12-, 2p, 130', bolts.
above N1. Zero Tolerance, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
above N1. Moon Doggie, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
N2. South, 7, 2-3p, 350', gear.
O. Rob's Way, 9 R, 1p, var, joins P.
P. Bitty Buttress, 8+, 3p, gear.
above P. Final Roof, 8, 1p, var to 3rd p of P.
Q. Orange Dihedral, 8, gear, joins P.

Amphitheatre
above R. Peach Cobbler, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
R. The Buzz, 12+, 1p, bolts.
S. The Spins, 12, 1p, 60', gear & bolts.
T. Project, 14?, 1p, bolts.
U. Roof, A3, 1p, gear.
V. The Jitters, 12, 1p, 80', bolts.
W1. Rise and Shine, 12-, 1p, 90', bolts.
W2. Reveille, 10+, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
X. Speaks For The Trees, 14, 1p, 80', bolts.
Y? Lorax, 13, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.

Gully

The Annex
Z. Creeping Obscurity, 7, 1p, 200', gear.
AA. Milk the Quartz for Pints, 9-, 3p, 270', gear.

Getting There

Take a path that starts at a pullout on the N. side of the canyon, about 25m west of the pullout to Cob Rock. Hike up this well traveled trail to a fork that heads right. Stay on the trail until you're below Blob Rock. Continue heading East over a little hill, then down to the base of Bitty Buttress. The route "Bitty Buttress" starts above a fallen tree.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bitty Buttress

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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 214
Bitty Buttress
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 3
Treetop Landing
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 14
Jam Left
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Right Crack or Last Crack (aka M…
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Reveille
Trad, Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 8
Jaguary
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Peapod
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 33
Rise and Shine
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 8
Return To Sender
Sport 2 pitches
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 15
The Buzz
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 9
The Lorax
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bitty Buttress
 214
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Treetop Landing
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Jam Left
 14
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Right Crack or Last Crack (…
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Reveille
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Jaguary
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Peapod
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Rise and Shine
 33
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Return To Sender
 8
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
The Buzz
 15
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Lorax
 9
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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