Boulder Canyon

Bell Buttress

Bell Buttress, The PatioBell Buttress, The Patio

The next 6 routes are on BELL BUTTRESS, starting off of a ledge known as "The Patio" bouldering area. The Patio is located about 30 feet above the creek, to the right of a large chimney system.

Carrying Futons 11a
FA: Vaino Kodas, Bob D'Antonio, 2001
This route starts at the left end of the patio. Stick clip the first bolt. Climb up overhanging rock through a bulge. Continue up to some thin cracks and the belay. 5 bolts. Small gear helpful.

War on Peace 12a
FA: Bob D'Antonio, Vaino Kodas, 2001
Start right of Carrying Futons, at a thin crack on the bouldering traverse. Stick clip the first bolt. Perform a bouldery sequence of moves to get up and past the second bolt. Continue on enjoyable stemming and liebacking to get to a right slanting thin crack. Follow the crack until it is possible to step back over left and head up for the belay. 7 bolts.

Underbelly 11b
FA: D'Antonio, Kodas, 2001
Start behind a small tree. Stick clip the first bolt. Climb up and into a left facing corner. Exit the corner where it slants left, and move up right to the belay. 3 bolts plus small to medium gear.

Antebellum 12a
FA: Kodas, D'Antonio, 2001
Just right of the tree is a flaring crack. Climb this crack to a small roof. Move over right and pass 3 bolts to the anchors. 3 bolts plus assortment of gear.

Bottom Feeder 11a
FA: D'Antonio, Kodas, 2001
Begin in a wide slot with thin cracks at either side. Exit the top of the slot, clip a bolt, and step right. Continue straight up past 3 more bolts and angle right toward another bolt and the belay. 5 bolts plus small gear.

For Whom the Bell Tolls 11b
FA: Kodas, D'Antonio, 2001
At the right end of the patio is a right-slanting right-facing dihedral. Use some underclings, and some face holds to gain the dihedral. Follow the dihedral until it is possible to step left and up toward the belay. 6 bolts. Small gear helpful.

The next 2 routes are also on BELL BUTTRESS, but start at the Southwest corner, down by the creek. The best approach is to jump across the stream on some large rocks directly across from the routes.

Bell-bottom 9
FA: Kodas, D'Antonio, 2001
Begin behind a large bush. Climb up a ramp to get to the first bolt. Continue on large holds on steep rock to the belay. 4 bolts.

Bell-bottom Blues 11a
FA: D'Antonio, Kodas, 2001
Climb the ramp just right of Bell-bottom. Continue up a steep face to the belay. 4 bolts.

Boulder Canyon
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