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Buttress of Cracks - Left Side

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aqualung T 
Arcy Farcy T 
Bacon Bits (aka Razor Games) T 
Bluebeard T 
Bocomaru T 
Buccaneer, The T 
Captain Hook T 
Double Exposure T 
Double Exposure Direct T 
Frustration T 
Ham Sandwich T 
Hernia - Direct Finish T 
Hernia, The T 
Insomnia T 
Pass Time T 
Pirate, The T 
Swashbuckler T 
Sword of Damocles T 
Walk the Plank T 
Winter Solstice T 

Buttress of Cracks - Left Side Rock Climbing 

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This portion of the wall is stacked with moderate cracks, thin runout faces, desperate cracks and a wild arete. Highlights here include Captain Hook (5.7), The Hernia (5.8), Double Exposure (5.10b A1 or 5.12a R), Insomnia (5.11b), Winter Solstice (5.11c), Walk the Plank (5.12a) and The Pirate (5.12d).

Getting There 

The approach trail meets the rock very near the right side of the Buttress of Cracks. To access the left-hand portion walk left following a good trail along the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Buttress of Cracks - Left Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Buttress of Cracks - Left Side:
Captain Hook   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
The Hernia   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pass Time   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Frustration   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Hernia - Direct Finish   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Double Exposure   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A1     Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 150'   
Arcy Farcy   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Insomnia   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Bacon Bits (aka Razor Games)   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Winter Solstice   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Walk the Plank   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Pirate   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
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