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Description 

Big Bend Butte is the mesa immediately left of Dolomite Spire and the Lighthouse Tower, when viewed from the road. There are quite a few routes on the formation, the best of which are the Jay Smith beauties Infrared (5.12-) and Clearlight (5.11+ R).

Getting There 

Park at the Buffalo Chip Boulder (a large boulder immediately across from the towers). Cross the street and find a cairned climbers' trail to the base of the Lighthouse Tower. Head along the base of Lighthouse and Dolomite to the Butte.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['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 Big Bend Butte

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Bend Butte:
Grim Reaper   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Clearlight   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 450'   
Infrared   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Clearlight 5.11 PG13***

Clearlight 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Big Bend Butte
An unsung classic. Pitch 1- 5.10 climbing with a little bit of everything thrown in. Loose and silty in places but really engaging, worthy climbing that ends at Metolius rap hangers at a nice stance. (120 ft) Pitch 2- a wild traverse left(about 40 ft)from the belay past a couple of excellent bolts, with a few natural gear placements as well... when you reach the off-fingers crack(the route's crux), climb on up. This pitch also ends at some nice steel anchors- 5.11 PG-13(70-ish feet). Pitch 3- Th...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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