Login with Facebook
Carbuncle Buttress

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Handy T 
Just Another Jam T 
Made to be Broken S 
Riddler's Delight T 

Carbuncle Buttress  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 12,918
Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ian McEleney on May 11, 2007

95° | 72°

89° | 68°

87° | 69°

86° | 62°

84° | 67°
Labor Day

89° | 69°
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
BETA PHOTO: Carbuncle Buttress, above The Zion Lodge

Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>


This crag has a bunch of nice single pitch sub-5.10 routes and a few fun longer routes. Some of them require two ropes to rappel. This area gets afternoon sun.

Getting There 

It's a short uphill hike on a climbers' path starting just down canyon from the main Zion Lodge building. Park there, or take the shuttle, depending on the season.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Carbuncle Buttress:
Just Another Jam   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 90'   
Handy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 90'   
Riddler's Delight   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   
Made to be Broken   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Sport, 5 pitches, 600'   
Browse More Classics in Carbuncle Buttress

Featured Route For Carbuncle Buttress
Made to be Broken starts in the center of the Carb...

Made to be Broken 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13  UT : Zion National Park : Carbuncle Buttress
Look directly at the lodge....Look up....See the buttress with the diving board on the top?!...Take one of the many trails up to the base of the butress(15min uphill) and climb the middle of the face. Follow the bolts...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Comments on Carbuncle Buttress Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!