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This area, while actually on Matternaught Peak, is best described seperately as the routes end a long ways below the summit. The buttress faces east with a slight tilt to the south, so it's in the sun for quite some time, 'til late afternoon. An ice axe is probably necessary for the descent until late season. We were able to rap over the last remaining snowpatch in late July '07.
From Taminah Lake, look north and locate a broad gully leading into a large cirque. Dem Bones buttress is the first prominent buttress on the west side of this gully. Allow about an hour from Taminah Lake.
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Los Huesos 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b WY : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Dem Bones Buttress
New route last year:Start about 30' left of the Dem Bones start, 4th cl to base of middle of three right-leaning dihedrals to platform.P1 climb approx. 30' to left break to gain left dihedral, follow to blocky alcove. 5.5.P2 step up on black knob right of alcove (5.10-), traverse left above alcove, stem wide crack (5.7), cruise mellow low angle face-crack to highest flake, then hand traverse left (5.8) to fun 5.6 wander on great stone. Belay just before huge ledge (to avoid loose rocks).P3 Immed...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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