Elevation: 8,793 ft
GPS: 41.229, -105.409 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Petsfed on Jun 23, 2008
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

Description

An oddity for the 'Woo, Beehive Buttress features predominantly bolt protected sport climbing on granite more reminiscent of Boulder Canyon than the sharp, crystally slabs of the rest of the area. Instead of microscopic crimps on smeary slabs, expect jugs, slopers, positive crimps, and the odd solution pocket to leaven the face climbing. Situated in a quiet valley away from the maddening crowds, the Beehive Buttress is a great place to go for an afternoon while your gobies heal.

Getting There

Take Blair-Wallis Road from the Lincoln Monument towards the central area. Hang a left on 705J, then another left on 705JA until the road finally becomes too narrow to drive down. Follow a decommissioned but well-worn ATV trail until you reach the base of the wall.

Per Dean Allison: the road into Beehive Buttress (and Blair) is closed before you get to Blair from the south and at the Lincoln Memorial from the north. This seasonal closure went into effect Feb. 1, 2021, and it looks like it might not be lifted until around Memorial Day. See fs.usda.gov/detail/mbr/news… for details. It looks like it's about a 3 1/4 mile hike into the Beehive from the north and about a 4 mile hike in from the south.

Per Mark D: as of June 4, 2021: I called the Forest Service today, and all seasonal road closures have been lifted.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Beehive Buttress

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 52
Priests are Perverts, Too
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 42
Monkey and the Engineer
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 54
Rip Chords
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 116
Back to Bucket Country
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
Safari Winch Ride
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 53
Phipps' Gardens
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
Five Days One Summer
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 77
Lucky Groove
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 58
Mountainside Hipsters (aka Aspen…
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 81
Alien Dave
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
Intoxica
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
Walking the Board
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Fun Button aka Muscle Beach
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 40
Noxious Invasives
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 34
Telstar
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Priests are Perverts, Too
 52
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Monkey and the Engineer
 42
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Rip Chords
 54
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Back to Bucket Country
 116
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Safari Winch Ride
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Phipps' Gardens
 53
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Five Days One Summer
 34
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Lucky Groove
 77
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Mountainside Hipsters (aka…
 58
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Alien Dave
 81
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Intoxica
 62
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Walking the Board
 43
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fun Button aka Muscle Beach
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Noxious Invasives
 40
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Telstar
 34
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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