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The Resort Buttress is the major feature south of the Wasatch Resort. Some obvious slabs await adventurous climbers. Some of the routes involve grungy approaches and careful rope management. Bring helmets and enjoy.

Getting There 

Park at the Grist Mill pullout, 0.55 miles east of the Park & Ride lot. Take the climbers' trail due south to the bike path. Go west 10 steps and continue due south over the pipe to the creekbed. Cross the creekbed and continue on the trail due south and trend left into Goat Gully. Spend a few minutes assessing the approach from the road.

Please see access note regarding the Wasatch Resort. Make all attempts to use the climber's trails west of most of the homes.

Climbing Season

For the Little Cottonwood Canyon area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Solid line is the approach.  Route is dashed line.

High Nowhere 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Resort Buttress
Really fun long pitch with an involved approach. Not really for the leader breaking into 5.9. Can be gritty. However, the setting and climbing make up for all that. Like all South Side Classics, it has a different flavor than the standard fare on the other side of the road. Start with a great thin flake, placing a few pieces below the first bolt. Switch cracks and follow the seam for a ways, placing gear and clipping bolts. When the seam runs out, angle rightward, following bolts to the t...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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