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Broomhillda S 
Butt Crack T 
Going Greek S 
Left Cheek S 
Little Flatulence S 
Matillda S 
Nose, The T 

Butt Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: DavidHH on Aug 23, 2007

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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, 5.9
2. Going Greek 5.9
3. Butt Crack 5.8
4. Little Flatulence, 5.8
5. Broomhillda, 5.10c/d
6. Matilda, 5.10b

Around the corner from these routes are the Rainbow Route 5.4 and The Nose 5.6 (depending on which line you choose).

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Butt Wall

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'   
Little Flatulence   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Going Greek   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Left Cheek   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Matillda   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Butt Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Annette almost through the steep section.

Little Flatulence 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Independence Pass : ... : Butt Wall
Set up the belay near a tree on a ledge near the middle of the Butt Wall, to the right of the route "Butt Crack."Scramble up to the first bolt, then traverse left and up the orange rock, over polished holds, passing a ledge with a small tree. Continue up the steep, well-featured, face past more bolts to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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