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Routes in Buddha's Belly Wall

Buddha's Belly S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Doba's Dharma S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Laughing Buddha S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ramayana Story S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Unnamed 5.6 T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Unnamed 5.8 T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, TR, 40 ft
FA: Robbie Williams
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Shared By: Terry Fisher on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Buddha's Belly follows the line of bolts through the roof and above to the chains. There are nice moves to the roof, then get ready for some jug pulling to get over the roof.


It is the rightmost route on the wall.


Four bolts to chain anchors.
Jay M  
The last bolt, which was a spinner, has been replaced with an ASCA half-inch stainless steel bolt. Sep 8, 2017
Luke Mehall
Durango, Colorado
Luke Mehall   Durango, Colorado
Just noticed the comment above, it's been two years but figured I'd clarify. We added the extra bolt in 2003 with permission from Robbie Williams, who established the line. Originally there was a pin that Robbie placed, but a subsequent party removed it.

It was very runout after the pin was removed, so Robbie, myself, and several others agreed that a bolt made sense.

As for skipping the bolt because it would get in the way of the rope, I've seen countless climbers clip that bolt, and it runs just fine.

Peace. Jul 26, 2011
Blake C
Superior, CO
Blake C   Superior, CO
The bolt above the roof was kinda loose the last time I climbed it, prior to any re-bolting. May 10, 2011
evergreen , co.
ropeless420   evergreen , co.
Just got back from a weekend trip to Gunnison, while I was there I went and hit up the belly, and to my surprise someone has rebolted this line adding a bolt where you would usually place a nut or an Alien, don't clip it it totally gets in the way when you turn the roof. Aug 3, 2009
Good to hear from you my brother, don't be a stranger!! Mar 11, 2006
This was bolted by Robbie Williams, who after a climbing trip to Thailand I believe, or some place like it with hard sport climbing came back and more or less kicked off Hartman's rocks area. Robbie is a native to Gunnison and wrote the Black Canyon guide book. He was firing so hard when he bolted this area and called it 5.9 so there you have it. Robbie, what up dawg!!! Feb 10, 2005
This route and Ram. Story were put up by a guy named Robbie. JM Aug 6, 2003
Buddha's best route***, face moves about 20 ft to the roof, placing a small tcu or stopper directly below the roof is helpful but not a must. The roof consists of large jugs with a bolt in between them. Easier 5.9 moves to the anchors. Jul 16, 2003