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Elevation: 8,793 ft 2,680 m
GPS: 41.2285, -105.4085
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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 Suggest change

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 59
Monkey and the Engineer
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 65
Priests are Perverts, Too
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 63
Rip Chords
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 159
Back to Bucket Country
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 68
Phipps' Gardens
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
Five Days One Summer
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 99
Lucky Groove
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 75
Mountainside Hipsters (aka Aspen…
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 98
Alien Dave
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 83
Intoxica
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 55
Walking the Board
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 37
Fun Button aka Muscle Beach
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 45
Noxious Invasives
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 45
Telstar
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 13
Mavericks
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Monkey and the Engineer
 59
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Priests are Perverts, Too
 65
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Rip Chords
 63
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Back to Bucket Country
 159
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Phipps' Gardens
 68
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Five Days One Summer
 44
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Lucky Groove
 99
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Mountainside Hipsters (aka…
 75
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Alien Dave
 98
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Intoxica
 83
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Walking the Board
 55
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fun Button aka Muscle Beach
 37
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Noxious Invasives
 45
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Telstar
 45
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Mavericks
 13
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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