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BB is a towering mostly N-facing wall opposite of Practice Rock. Many old and classic routes can be found here but not too many easy routes. The famous route Cosmosis should not be missed, and if you're a trad hardman (or woman), there are some testpieces on this wall, some with a great deal of controversy surrounding them...
Drive West on Canyon from Boulder and set your odometer at the bridge just east of the Dome. Drive 8.1mi up the canyon and a little ways beyond Boulder Falls, look for Practice Rock on the north side of the road with a gravel pullout. Park here then head across the creek on the south side of the road via a tree bridge.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bell Buttress - Main Crag:
West Face 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
West Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad
Cosmosis 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches
Gates of Eden 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Unknown 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Hound Dog 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Saved by the Bell 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Bell Buster 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
The Pitts 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
Daedulus Direct 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Epiphany 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Arms Bazaar 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R Trad, 1 pitch
Grand Inquisitor 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R Trad, 1 pitch
The Spoils 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Epiphany Direct 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b R Trad, 1 pitch
Beethoven's Fifth 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Freak on a Leash 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Tiempos de Ceguera (Times of Blindness) 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Verve 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 80'
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Epiphany 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a R CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Bell Buttress - Main Crag
While Epiphany Direct already describes the original Epiphany a bit, the routes is good enough that it deserves its own description. Start 10 feet downhill and to the left of Arms Bazaar. You will see a bolt about 15 feet off the ground. Don't blow it getting to the bolt. You can place a small cam before the bolt if you wish. Once on the ledge above, clip the anchor with a long sling and set off into the slabby face and cracks above. There is one small nest of gea...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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