|Fern Buttress Area
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This area is actually a way of denoting a larger group of areas that lie mostly west of Fern Creek and go almost all the way to Bridge Buttress.
This Area doesn't dry as fast as the rest of the cliffs on Endless Wall due to its very shaded nature. Try Diamond Point Area routes if it may be a wet day.
Use Fern Point ladder; accessible from Fern Point trailhead.
Alternatively, and preferably, most folks park near the bridge and hike east away from Bridge Buttress, you'll see a trail but no cliff, no worries it'll find ya!
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|Comments on Fern Buttress Area
|By Jeremy Steck|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 8, 2008
If you are trying to decide which approach to take for this area, consider the Orchard Wall as your point of reference. If you plan to climb at the Orchard Wall or to the west(downstream), approach from the west side. If you plan to climb anything east of the Orchard wall, try the approach from Fern Point. Those with dogs prefer the west approach because there are no ladders to descend.
|By Mike Anderson|
From: Dayton, OH
Apr 9, 2011
Why so many sub areas? This is irritating!
|By Brandy Walters|
Jun 13, 2012
I agree with the sub area comment. It wouldn't be as bad if they were in sequence instead of alphabetic order. I don't have my guidebook with me at the moment so I'm trying to figure out which routes are in my range and near each other.