Escape Buttress Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: 1 Rock Requiem 5.11c 2 Presidents Day 5.10b 3 No E...
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.
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
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
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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Escape Buttress:
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'
Featured Route For Escape Buttress
Body Bag 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Utah
: Wasatch Range
: ... : Escape Buttress
This is the second to the last climb on escape and to the east of a large crack (not to be confused with the large dihedral that is further west. Shares anchors with Dead on Arrival (the route furthest east on escape).The route is very steep face climbing at the beginning. The bolt placement could have been better, work the features to the left more so than the right. Has some tenuous crimpy holds mixed in with good pockets....[more] Browse More Classics in Utah
Getting busy on a sunny spring morning at Escape B...
A summer evening on Escape Buttress.
By Mark Lewis
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 26, 2012
Perin - Excellent topo, thanks for putting that together!