BETA PHOTO: Monitor Rock -- the climber (in blue) appears to b...
Part of a reorganization. This wall is located on the southwest side of Monitor Rock. There are several good routes in the moderate range in this area. The rock seems to be a bit more polished than the other faces of Monitor Rock probably because there is a lot of run off after rain.
Routes listed from left to right:
1. Left Cheek
2. Going Greek 5.9
3. Butt Crack 5.8
4. Little Flatulence
Around the corner from these routes are the Rainbow Route 5.4 and The Nose
5.6 (depending on which line you choose).
Park in the lot that accesses the west face of Monitor Rock. Once you cross the road head about 100 yards uphill and look for a faint trail heading off to the right. Walk on this trail for 5-10 min through a switchback or two and you will reach the base of this wall. If you are looking to climb the nose or rainbow route walk about 20 yards past all the sport routes.
Weather station 7.2 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Butt Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Butt Wall:
The Nose 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 5 pitches, 700'
Going Greek 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Butt Wall
The Nose 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Colorado
: Independence Pass
: ... : Butt Wall
The Nose is an excellent outing featuring lots of climbing on moderate rock. A great route to take kids / beginners on.Start at the right side of Butt Wall. You'll see an obvious dike system leading up towards a large tree.Pitch 1 (5.6). This is the crux - follow the dike. Adequate pro is available, but you can't always see it coming. The glacial polish adds some zest to the pitch. Pass a fixed pin and a bolted stance to the tree on a large ledge.Pitch 2 (5.0). Work up easy rock, aiming f...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado