Rock Springs Buttress Rock Climbing
Routes in Rock Springs Buttress
|"Bacon Strip" T 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Air Raid T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Albatross Roof T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a|
|Baby Cham Brings The Heat ! S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Big Man on Campus S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Big Wally T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Blimpie T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Bolt it G T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Box Car Arete S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Box Car Boulder V6-7 7A+|
|Chant Down the Wicked S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Clowns and Jokers T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Coombs Crossover S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Crucify the Dread S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Direct Start to Exum Arete S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Do It For Doug S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Exum Arete T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Giver' for Givens T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Go, For Gary ! T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Going Ghandi S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Gothic Serpent T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Grand Central S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Gray Wall T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Hidden Gold T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Hobo Rat Race S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Ice Climb, The T WI5-6 M7|
|Ire' Tower T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Knockin' on the Sky T,S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Live to Ski S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|Monkey Flower S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Mule Skinner S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Munger Crack and Friends Pitch T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|No Logo S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Old Mountaineer's Root T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Orange Member S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Other Ice Climb, The T WI4 M5|
|Piton Country T M5+|
|Pork Slab S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Ptarmigan Tower T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Rainbow Country S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Rasberry Arete S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Red Route, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a M7|
|Red, Gold and Green S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Sky Lounge S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Sole Super Power S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Super Trad T M6+ R|
|This climb from the Tram (is recommended for climbers with expert abilities only.) T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13|
|Tolle Route (aka Guide's Route) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Trash Culture S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Triple Roofs T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Waste Products S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Whistle Pigs S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Wish You Were Here S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Y - Not Wall (Amada's Route) S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Zion Stormtrooper S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|d S 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a|
|GPS:||43.588, -110.87 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Andy Laakmann on Jun 17, 2006|
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DescriptionRock Springs Buttress comes highly recommended. It is a unique and cool climbing experience! The rock quality is generally good (for alpine rock) and the climbs include sport, traditional, and a blend of both. There are a variety of routes and variations, and fixed anchors are plentiful, so linkups are possible.
The rock is granite, though highly fractured and weathered - and occasionally loose. The holds alternate between positive and slick, and the smooth crystalline nature of the rock sometimes make the feet tenuous. Routes may seem a little sandbagged, probably because of the lack of chalk and difficulty in reading the quality of holds from below.
Visitors to this crag are encouraged to get Greg Collins' latest edition of Lander Rock - it includes topos of Rock Springs Buttress. Be sure to get the latest version, as the older version didn't have Rock Springs in it.
Watch out for the marmots! One chewed through my rock shoe while it was sitting 20 feet from me. Others attempted to chew through a nearby rope, and one stole a pair of $160 sunglasses. Seriously - keep everything within arms reach and be prepared to defend your equipment!
The crag is west facing and gets morning shade and afternoon sun, and mornings can be chilly so be sure to bring something warm with you.
Getting ThereDrive to Jackson Hole Ski Area and park in the upper lot (behind Teton Mountain Lodge).
Hike up the paved McCollister Road towards the Union Pass lift. Eventually the road dead ends, and a small trail takes off to the left. Take this trail until it hits a service road. Turn left on the service road. Eventually the service road turns into a steep trail that takes you up to the buttress.
You can also mountain bike the first portion, which greatly speeds the return to your car. Stash your bike when the double-track service road turns into a single track.
The trail is steep, but it is a beautiful alpine valley and that helps take your mind off the effort. Expect a 1.5-2 hour approach.
Classic Climbing Routes at Rock Springs Buttress
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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