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Escape Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.4511, -111.6701 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: richard magill on Aug 13, 2004
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Nice, sunny (south facing) area that has some of the best moderate routes in AF.

I am from Colorado, so I road trip to AF. I always thought Escape Buttress was aptly named - we always hit it on the last day, after we are licking our wounds from being beat to death on The Billboard and all of AF's other tough areas.

The routes are moderate but not super closely bolted, so be solid at the grade and don't get hurt.

Getting There 

Park at the Gray Cliffs Picnic Area parking, 1.7 miles up canyon from the visitor center. Follow the paved trail east, paralleling the road, until the trail reaches a picnic area (with bench) and the trail turns into a dirt trail that goes up the hill to a wall with many bolted routes. This is the Hard Rock area.

Follow the trail upcanyon (along the base of the crags) past a couple of crags to Escape Buttress. After passing Hard Rock on your left you will walk past the White Wave Wall (which you can't miss - it looks like a white wave), and around a corner to the grayish Escape Buttress.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Escape Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Escape Buttress:
Middle Class Socialist Brat   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Monkey Meet   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Body Bag   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Escape Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Perin on Monkey Meet.

Monkey Meet 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Escape Buttress
Just right of Jug for Joy, Monkey Meet is the second route on Escape Buttress.It starts on huge jugs just right of the bush. Climb up on nice stone and surmount a small roof. Nice climb!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: Getting busy on a sunny spring morning at Escape B...
Getting busy on a sunny spring morning at Escape B...
Rock Climbing Photo: A summer evening on Escape Buttress.
A summer evening on Escape Buttress.

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By Mark Lewis
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 26, 2012
Perin - Excellent topo, thanks for putting that together!

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