The Coffin Buttress is home to one of the finest finger cracks in Little Cottonwood Canyon, The Coffin (5.9). Also, a couple of bolted routes run up the slabs and a very difficult crack splits the Coffin Roof (5.12).
Park in the Little Cottonwood lower canyon Park and Ride. Locate the climber's access trail in the lot's northeast corner (directly north of the restroom). Follow this trail east until you are directly below the obvious shaped Coffin Buttress.
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The Coffin 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Rightside Variation 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
The Viewing 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Closed Casket Variation 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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The Coffin 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Coffin Buttress
The Coffin is the obvious finger crack that perfectly splits the face on the Coffin Buttress. The opening is a little tricky to protect, but still has good pro. After that, the gear is great until the anchors.Clip the manky pin left of the crack, then traverse into the crack. Place a small cam, then climb up the beautiful finger crack for 80' to the large roof. From here two options exist. Traverse right (easier) to the anchors, or traverse left to anchors. Going left is highly recommended ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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