Though it shares the approach with the Upper Passes' Main Wall, climbing at the Auschwitz Buttress tends to be more adventurous due to lower rock quality. Wear a helmet!
Follow the approach directions for the Upper Passes and go right at the landslide.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Auschwitz Buttress:
Whack and Dangle 5.8+ A2+ Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 300 feet
Hate Crimes (aka Auschwitz Direct) 5.11a Trad, 4 pitches, 310 feet
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Formerly a Forrest Gardner/Jay Bell aid line, Auschwitz Direct was freed as Hate Crimes in 2002 by Mark Cartwright and Todd Wells.P1:Climb a nice offwidth that leads to hands and fingers.P2:A short unnerving pitch through a bad section of shale to a thank God ledge.P3:Climbing left through some nasty rotten overhanging rock to a roof. Climb through the roof to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in TN