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a. Teardrop Buttress  


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  • Description 

    Metaquartzite Cliffs. Sun in the mornings, shade in the afternoon. As with the gap, loose rock is common.

    Getting There 

    From the Practice face at the top of the approach trail, turn right and proceed a short while to a major, left facing corner (the Minsi Curtain ice climb in winter) Teardrop buttress follows the low-angle prow to the right. To descend from the top, rappel with two ropes from the top of Teardrop buttress. A cautious single rope rappel from Gaplander is also possible.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 3.5 miles from here

    2 Total Routes

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    By Larry S
    Jul 21, 2013
    a 70m rope will get you down just fine. Rap towards Tears are Falling.