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
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

Crown Butte is the most prominent summit 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 space.

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 A0 slab move at a slung bolt.

If you are coming up here to climb, it'll be either the multipitch routes on the west face, or the cragging/partying on the Backside Crag (south face).

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 Crown Butte and Gibraltar Rock. 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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