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Changing the Stripes Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.5559, -111.6711 View Map  Incorrect?
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This area is located on private property.


The Changing the Stripes Buttress is a finger of conglomerate that sits barely up-canyon from Heart Rock. The southern end of this finger is home to Changing the Stripes, which was the first complete route in the area. The broad east face reclines at a gentle angle, but is for the most part covered in moss. The route Bayer takes a line up a swath of clean stone at the far northern end of this face. The approach to this area is a mild thrash, but the climbing is well worth the effort, and it is possible to easily and conveniently link up the routes in the area.

Getting There 

Park at the obvious pullout/camping spot directly below Heart Rock (200 yards below Anti-Gravity Rock). From here, there are plenty of options but any one will involve some bushwhacking. Cross the streambed and work your way up the hillside, trending left, toward the Changing the Stripes Buttress. Those wishing to climb Bayer should instead trend right, toward the obvious gully between Changing the Stripes Buttress and Heart Rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Changing the Stripes Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Changing the Stripes Buttress:
Changing the Stripes   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   
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Featured Route For Changing the Stripes Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Virgil Ash approaching the second belay station.

Changing the Stripes 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Utah : Maple Canyon : ... : Changing the Stripes Buttre...
P1:om the starting platform, climb up and into acrack system. Stay left of the crack/coner (5.5) andtop out on the bulge at the first anchor station (50’).P2: Climb a long angle, faint arete to a couple ofvertical steps. A short patina face leads to a couplemore steps and the next anchor station (5.5).P3: Continue up the arete, clip a long sling on thelast bolt and top out on a platform. Move rightto the left leaning ramp/arete a follow it up andthrough the slot to the summit. (5.4)....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of Changing the Stripes Buttress Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 1
Pitch 1
Rock Climbing Photo: Megan belaying, pitch 3
Megan belaying, pitch 3
Rock Climbing Photo: Megan Emmons signing the summit register
Megan Emmons signing the summit register

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