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Areas in Bell Buttress Massif

Aquarium Wall 4 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Bean Liquor Wall 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Bell Buttress - Main Crag 29 / 7 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 34
Patio, The 3 / 10 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 115
West Face
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 93
West Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 234
Cosmosis
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Gates of Eden
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 84
Hound Dog
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Saved by the Bell
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 8
Epiphany
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
The War on Peace
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 39
Arms Bazaar
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 19
Grand Inquisitor
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 13
The Spoils
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13
 20
Beethoven's Fifth
Trad
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 7
Freak on a Leash
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Tiempos de Ceguera (Times of Blindness)
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 9
Verve
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Face Bell Buttress - Main…
 115
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
West Crack Bell Buttress - Main…
 93
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Cosmosis Bell Buttress - Main…
 234
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Gates of Eden Bell Buttress - Main…
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Hound Dog Bell Buttress - Main…
 84
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Saved by the Bell Bell Buttress - Main…
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Epiphany Bell Buttress - Main…
 8
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad
The War on Peace Patio
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Arms Bazaar Bell Buttress - Main…
 39
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad
Grand Inquisitor Bell Buttress - Main…
 19
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…
 20
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13 Trad
Freak on a Leash Bell Buttress - Main…
 7
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Tiempos de Ceguera (Times o… Bell Buttress - Main…
 4
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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Adam Brink
on the road
Adam Brink   on the road
The Dan Levison Community Service Foundation has kindly put in an excellently positioned tyrolean traverse and connecting trail right in at the bottom of the crag. Jul 1, 2008
The tyrol rope was getting pretty scary (multiple coreshots). It has been replaced with two strands of static rope that should be good for a couple more years.

Thanks to everyone who donated rope for the Boulder Canyon tyrols! May 4, 2011
Well, I guess "a couple more years" was technically accurate. Only 2 years before someone cut this down. Wish I knew who was cutting these down. The ropes were still in great shape.

I'll try to get out there soon to add new ropes, which will be a pain in the a$$ since the creek is already raging. May 29, 2013
Hale
Boston
Hale   Boston
I added a new tyrol yesterday (6/2) with some old dynamic rope. I plan to replace it with some static rope soon. Jun 3, 2013
MISSING RED GREEN AND YELLOW WALLET! I lost my wallet at the Practice Rock/ Bell Buttress/Bowling Ally parking turnout on Saturday 11/4. My name is Joshua Richardson, my Maine State ID is in there as well as my passport and other valuables. If found, please call or text me at 207-318-6093. Nov 6, 2017

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