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Full Battle Rattle 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wishful Thinking 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Celestial 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Terrestrial 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Telestial 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Looking down the 3rd and 5th class descent gullies from the small cairn. To find this point, head right/south from the high point of the buttress, staying the near the cliff edge.  As the cliff wraps back toward the head of the canyon look for a cairn near the edge as the rock slabs downward.  See the south descent overview photo for an approximate location.  Descent options to the south.  The described canyon descent involves plenty of loathsome bushwhacking.   <br /> <br />The 3rd class gully may be the best option as a short rappel (20m) or a bit of downclimbing leads to a straightforward 3rd class descent offering a fair compromise between speed and ease.  <br /> <br />The 4th/5th class gully is the fastest option but involves mandatory easy 5th class downclimbing at the entrance and a bit of low 5th class downclimbing at the exit, though this can be avoided with some circuitous navigation through the lowest cliff bands.   <br /> <br />A small cairn marks the entrance to the 3rd and 5th class gully options.  Overview of the South Buttress of the Mezzanines.  "Avoiding the Issue" is the easiest line at 5.3 or so.  Established lines on Mount Ogden.  The final anchor on Gray Slabs is now a lone bolt.  The piton broke in half when I wiggled it and promptly fell out.   <br /> <br />I left the webbing and piton.  The webbing stayed as it is in charatcter with the route, serving to mark the bolt from a distance.  The piton stayed as a reminder not to blindly trust fixed pins. 
Bloody Sunday 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Darkness on the Edge of Town 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sunday School 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Slabbath 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Full Battle Rattle 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Wall of Horns 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R  Suggests: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
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