Elevation: 5,066 ft
GPS: 34.824, -111.751 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Derek Field on Apr 10, 2017
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Description

"Crown Butte" let's say is the most prominent formation standing between Church Spires and Gibraltar Rock. On topographic maps, it is identified as Peak 5436. Looks like a crown from highway-179. Looks like a westward-pointing arrow from satellite imagery.

There is a scrambling route (history unknown) up the main east gully that involves a ~40-ft pitch of 5th-class climbing, including a 5.8 or sketchy A0 slab move at a slung bolt.

Getting There

Park at Little Horse Trailhead, south of the Chapel on Highway-179. Start on Bell Rock Pathway, paralleling the highway for 5 minutes until turning left onto Little Horse Trail. Continue to the junction with the Llama Trail. Walk straight past the metal Llama Trail sign and head due east on a secondary trail. For clarification: if you are looking squarely at the metal Llama Trail sign and noon is straight over it, the desired trail is oriented about 10:00 to the sign. This is a very good trail that leads all the way up to the saddle between Apache Arrow and Lee Mountain. Total time: 45-60 mins.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Crown Butte

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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
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