Mountain Project Logo
To save paper & ink, use the [Hide] controls next to photos and comments so you only print what you need.

The Patio

Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Bell Buttress Massif
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / Update Details

Description

This is a subarea of the Bell Buttress introduced due to a request fo organizational clarity. It contains about 10 sport routes in the intermediate to advanced range of difficulty. Some routes require a bit of traditional protection.

L->R:

A. Carrying Futons, 11, 1p, bolts.
B. Clyde's Big Adventure, 12-, 1p, bolts.
C. The War on Peace, 12-, 1p, bolts.
D. Poolside, 12, 1p, 40', bolts.
E. Underbelly, 11, 1p, bolts.
F. Antebellum, 12-, 1p, bolts.
G. Bottom Feeder, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
H. For Whom The Bell Tolls, 11, 1p, bolts.
I. Bell Bottom, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
J. Bell Bottom Blues, 11-, 1p, 55', bolts.

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 rappel.

This subarea is on the far right side.

Routes from Left to Right

Photos [Hide ALL Photos]

Routes Above The Patio
[Hide Photo] Routes Above The Patio
Tony Bubb raps down from the fixed anchors past 'The Patio' on Bell Buttress in Boulder Canyon. Photo by Joseffa Meir, 2006.
[Hide Photo] Tony Bubb raps down from the fixed anchors past 'The Patio' on Bell Buttress in Boulder Canyon. Photo by Joseffa Meir, 2006.