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Eagle Buttress and Environs

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Eagle Buttress and Environs  


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Description 

Big buttress high up in the canyon just east of the Dragon Arch Area. You should be on your own for the entire day should you make the trek up here.

Rock quality is similar to any other rock this high up the canyon. AKA not great but would clean up if the area got some regular traffic.

Getting There 

Park at the old gritmill a half mile up the canyon and head out to the northwest to a trail heading up the hill. A few switchbacks and some fixed ropes (same approach trail as lots of balls slab?) will get you started, but eventually you will just have to point uphill and thrash your way there.

Mission to Moscow can be seen from the road and provides a viewable goal for the hike.

  • Currently it is trespassing to walk through the old gritmill. Please respect the signs and walk around on open land to get to the trail.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.1 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Eagle Buttress and Environs:
Mission to Moscow   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Strangeways   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 80'   
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Ultralite Flight 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Eagle Buttress and Environs
For the first twenty feet of the route, climb steep bouldery moves up relatively good rock, using face holds and the occansional finger lock.From here, the route continues to be steep, and larger holds appear to balance out the rapidly deteriorating rock quality and the various insects living in the crack. Finish the route by showering your belayer with granite pebbles and wafers while pulling into an awkward v-shaped slot that allows you to reach the anchors.A knee bar at twenty feet provides ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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