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Beehive Buttress

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Beehive Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,793'
Location: 41.2285, -105.4085 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.9 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',9],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Beehive Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beehive Buttress:
Priests are Perverts, Too   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Rip Chords   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Back to Bucket Country   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Phipps' Gardens   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Five Days One Summer   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 105'   
Lucky Groove   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Mountainside Hipsters (aka Aspen Fantasy Land)   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch   
Alien Dave   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Intoxica   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Walking the Board   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Chivalry is Dead   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Fun Button aka Muscle Beach   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Unnamed Roof Problem   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Noxious Invasives   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Telstar   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mavericks   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Beehive Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: The start is left of the aspen.

Mountainside Hipsters (aka Aspen Fantasy Land) 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13  Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Beehive Buttress
This route lies to the left of a large hole in the rock. It is a fun line. Climb a left-facing corner and follow to the left side of the large, overhanging bulge....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

Photos of Beehive Buttress Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Beehive Buttress from the East.
Beehive Buttress from the East.
Rock Climbing Photo: A shady belay.  Aspens are turning yellow!
A shady belay. Aspens are turning yellow!
Rock Climbing Photo: Behive Buttress. Photo by Blitzo.
Behive Buttress. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Beehive Buttress. Photo by Blitzo.
Beehive Buttress. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: View up from the western base.
View up from the western base.
Rock Climbing Photo: A 5.5 at the hive.
A 5.5 at the hive.

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By Nicholas Brown
From: Laramie, WY
Aug 11, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Mystery route- can someone ID this one?
Mystery route- can someone ID this one?


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.
By shanna fitzgerald
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 21, 2014
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.
By krisliane
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 22, 2014
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?
By Bart Kensinger
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 23, 2014
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.
By DawsAnie
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 6, 2014
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. :(
By Petsfed
From: Laramie, WY
Sep 6, 2014
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.
By L Kap
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 25, 2016
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.

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