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Trilogy Buttress
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Along Came a Strider 
Frodo Lives 
Gollum's Column 
Lord of the Slings 
My Precious 
Nine in Black 
Ranger Walk 
Return of the King 
Shadow and Flame 
Shards of Narsil 
Unknown name 
Wizardly Way 

Gollum's Column 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jim Knight, Christian Knight
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Jul 4, 2011
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John Ross at the belay from which you can start


An attention-grabbing first pitch (pitch 3, counting from the ground) with crumbly white and yellow quartzite to a bolted-anchor belay.

From the belay, climb left and up onto the south-facing aspect of the column for the start of the next pitch. Up the face on positive, sometimes nerve-wracking holds, and then around the east (right) side. From here step back onto the main face.

There are belay anchors at this point. Either stop and belay the second, or just continue up through sparse bolts and glassy shards to the top.


Left side of Trilogy Buttress; the obvious columnar prominence.

Climb either Wizardly Way or P2 of Lord of the Slings, then follow the left-most bolt line at the left side of the upper face.


P1 5 bolts, ring anchors.
P2 10 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.

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An airy start up P2 to gain the face of <a href='/v/gollums-column/107199034'>Gollum's Column</a>.
An airy start up P2 to gain the face of [[10719903...
After climbing up and over <a href='/v/gollums-column/107199034'>Gollum's Column</a> Perin climbs past belay anchors (optional) where the route joins with <a href='/v/my-precious/106779775'>My Precious</a>. The crack below Perin is the <a href='/v/my-precious/106779775'>My Precious</a> crack.
After climbing up and over Gollum's Column Perin cli...
John Ross standing atop <em>Gollum's Column</em>.
John Ross standing atop Gollum's Column.
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