Elevation: 6,600 ft
GPS: 40.001, -105.413 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 92,704 total · 552/month
Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Sep 25, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2020 Update Details

Description

Bell Buttress has been divided for organizational purposes. The subdivisions include The Aquarium Wall, The Main Crag, Bean Liquor Wall, and The Patio.

Getting There

Drive West on Canyon from Boulder and set your odometer at the bridge just east of the Dome. Drive 8.1mi up the canyon and a little ways beyond Boulder Falls, look for Practice Rock on the north side of the road with a gravel pullout. Park here then head across the creek on the south side of the road via a tree bridge.

To access the routes, hike downstream to the east end of the wall then scramble up an easy ramp to the base of the routes. Descent from the top is via a gully on the west side of the wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bell Buttress Massif

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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 135
West Face
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 113
West Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 260
Cosmosis
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 31
Gates of Eden
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 104
Hound Dog
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Saved by the Bell
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 10
Epiphany
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
The War on Peace
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 44
Arms Bazaar
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 20
Grand Inquisitor
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 13
The Spoils
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13
 22
Beethoven's Fifth
Trad
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Tiempos de Ceguera (Times of Bli…
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 10
Freak on a Leash
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 9
Verve
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Face Bell Buttress - Main…
 135
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
West Crack Bell Buttress - Main…
 113
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Cosmosis Bell Buttress - Main…
 260
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Gates of Eden Bell Buttress - Main…
 31
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Hound Dog Bell Buttress - Main…
 104
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Saved by the Bell Bell Buttress - Main…
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Epiphany Bell Buttress - Main…
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad
The War on Peace Patio
 21
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Arms Bazaar Bell Buttress - Main…
 44
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad
Grand Inquisitor Bell Buttress - Main…
 20
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad
The Spoils Bell Buttress - Main…
 13
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Beethoven's Fifth Bell Buttress - Main…
 22
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13 Trad
Tiempos de Ceguera (Times o… Bell Buttress - Main…
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Freak on a Leash Bell Buttress - Main…
 10
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Verve Bell Buttress - Main…
 9
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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