Avg: 3.1 from 11 votes
|Type:||Trad, 950 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Unknown Canadians Nov. 30th 2008|
|Page Views:||4,261 total · 35/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Folsom on Dec 1, 2008|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
This route is located on a formation we called the "Forgotten Buttress" as it was previously unclimbed before our ascent. This buttress is the second buttress to the north of Little Spotted Wolf Canyon. From the turnoff on the dirt road from I-70, drive south for 2.1 miles to a parking area and campsite on the West side of the road. From the parking, a good trail leads WSW into the wash. Walk up the wash a few hundred yards to some old cottonwood trees. From there, leave the wash and follow an old road/trail towards Little Spotted Wolf Canyon. Walk up a steep hill and down into the wash on the other side. From here you can easily see the mouth of Little Spotted Wolf canyon to the west. Instead of going into the canyon, follow the wash to the north for about 600 feet. About 30 feet before a small, white boulder in the middle of the wash are some large bushes on the left and a cairn. From there, follow a cairned trail to the NW and up the major talus tooth just south of Forgotten Buttress. At the top of the tooth there is a juniper tree and a sloping ledge heading north. Follow that ledge for about 100 feet, then turn west and scramble up easy 3rd class slabs to the base of the formation. Total approach time approximately 20 minutes.