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The climbing here consists of both sport and trad, mostly trad.The rock is bomber granite, similar to the rest of the canyon. Some of the classic routes are: Mexican Crack (.10a), Crescent Crack (5.7), Crack in the Woods (5.9), and Hand Jive (5.8?).You can rappel most routes from the top of the climbs with a single rope, except Crescent Crack, which is descended east into a gully. Buy beer at 7-11 at the base of BCC, or better yet, go to Wyoming!
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 Cresent Crack Buttress. Take the left fork and a short jaunt leads you to the base of Waterslide. Head left for the climbs.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Crescent Crack Buttress:
Crescent Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Hand Jive 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Lazarus 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 450'
Final Link 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 120'
Crescent Crack Direct Variation 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Crack in the Woods 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Paraplegic Ward 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A0 Trad, TR, Aid, 1 pitch, 80'
3 Amigos 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Mexican Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Lunge or Plunge 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Missing Link 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, 3 pitches
Multiplicity 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Who's On First 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Ross Route, The 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Closet Lycra 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Grunting Gringos 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
If Looks Could Kill 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
No Jive Arete 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Rotert's Rooter 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
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Mexican Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Crescent Crack Buttress
Mexican Crack is located toward the west side of Crescent Crack Buttress. It is the obvious left slanting crack seen from the road. Usually crowded. Start in dihedral up to jugs and pull onto face, delicately run up the seamy cracks to the leftward turn, smear feet below crack with hands in the crack to the chains. Good foot work saves the arms for the top of the route....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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