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Routes in Beehive Buttress

Alien Dave S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Back to Bucket Country S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Chivalry is Dead S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Five Days One Summer S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fun Button aka Muscle Beach S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gypsie Fire S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Intoxica S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lucky Groove S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Madiera Beach S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mavericks S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Middle Staircase S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Monkey and the Engineer S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Moral Hangover AKA Can Man T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Mountainside Hipsters (aka Aspen Fantasy Land) S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Noxious Invasives S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Phipps' Gardens S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pipeline S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Priests are Perverts, Too S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rip Chords S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Safari Winch Ride S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Surfaris S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Telstar S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Walk on the Wild Side S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Walking the Board S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Elevation: 8,793 ft
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Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki
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Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Beehive Buttress

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 39
Priests are Perverts, Too
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 28
Monkey and the Engineer
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 32
Rip Chords
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 76
Back to Bucket Country
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
Phipps' Gardens
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 53
Lucky Groove
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 37
Mountainside Hipsters (aka Aspen…
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Chivalry is Dead
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 52
Alien Dave
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Intoxica
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 28
Walking the Board
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
Fun Button aka Muscle Beach
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Mavericks
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Noxious Invasives
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 23
Telstar
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Priests are Perverts, Too
 39
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Monkey and the Engineer
 28
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Rip Chords
 32
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Back to Bucket Country
 76
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Phipps' Gardens
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Lucky Groove
 53
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Mountainside Hipsters (aka…
 37
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Chivalry is Dead
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Alien Dave
 52
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Intoxica
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Walking the Board
 28
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fun Button aka Muscle Beach
 25
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Mavericks
 10
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Noxious Invasives
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Telstar
 23
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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Nicholas Brown
Laramie, WY
Nicholas Brown   Laramie, WY


This is a bolted route that my climbing partner, Jeff, led, but we can not find the route on here or in a book. Can someone please help and ID it? It seemed to start right of Aspen Fantasy Land and then meet back up with it by the middle of the route. Aug 11, 2013
shanna fitzgerald
Boulder, CO
shanna fitzgerald   Boulder, CO
As of 7/19/2014, 705J is unmarked and quick to miss, because it's so rutted out. It looks like a tough and steep 4x4 road, that most cars wouldn't want to head up. It gets better as you clear the steep part. 705JA is still marked and to the left. Expect uneven terrain and deep mud puddles. Jul 21, 2014
krisliane
Boulder, CO
krisliane   Boulder, CO
Does anyone know if there is decent camping off the FS road good enough to take a group of kids so that we could towrope at this area? Jul 22, 2014
Bart Kensinger
Salt Lake City, Utah
Bart Kensinger   Salt Lake City, Utah
This place is super fun and a very nice break from the sharp and awesome Vedauwoo granite. The bolts are close, there are jugs everywhere, and it's all slabby. The hardest thing at the crag was a stray mini-pincher/chihuahua mix that was flexing on us for our canned chicken.

On a side note, this place is really hard to find. Maybe ask a local to drop a pin on the parking lot for you. You can see the place from afar, so you won't get lost once you find the trail. Jul 23, 2014
DawsAnie
Fort Collins, CO
DawsAnie   Fort Collins, CO
Is this area frequently visited by Boy Scout troops or did we just happen to check this area out on the same day as a ton of youngsters? I'm all for kids learning how to climb, but when they take over an entire crag with their stuff and yell constantly, it's less than pleasant. :( Sep 6, 2014
Petsfed
Laramie, WY
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
The Beehive is the *only* easily accessed, easy to moderate sport climbing area in all of southeast Wyoming. Since its discovery, it has become the area of choice to take new climbers, so I really don't recommend going on a weekend, any time the road is open. Best time to hit it: shortly after sunrise, on a Tuesday, when you need snowshoes to make the approach. Sep 6, 2014
L Kap
Boulder, CO
L Kap   Boulder, CO
The comments had me thinking this crag would be hard to find. It's not, or not anymore. 705J is marked now, and the roads are rocky and rutted but not nearly as bad as some. You do need a high clearance vehicle for 705J and 705JA, which ends in an obvious parking loop. My Honda Element did just fine. From the parking, it's a 10-15 minute hike up to the base on a trail that now appears to be closed to motorized vehicles - I assume this is the "ATV trail" mentioned in the description. You can see Beehive Buttress from the trail. You'll drive past one pit toilet as you first enter the recreation area off the highway (a few miles from Beehive Buttress itself). There are no facilities near the crag. Jul 25, 2016
Carrie Lane
Laramie, WY
Carrie Lane   Laramie, WY
Wow someone has been doing some work on the left side of the crag! Thanks for adding all those new lines. I enjoyed some peaceful soloing on the mellow ones today. Mar 4, 2018

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