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Trilogy Buttress
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L to R R to L Alpha
Along Came a Strider S 
Frodo Lives S 
Gollum's Column S 
Lord of the Slings S 
My Precious T 
Nine in Black S 
Ranger Walk T 
Return of the King S 
Shadow and Flame S 
Shards of Narsil S 
Unknown name S 
Wizardly Way S 

Gollum's Column 

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

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 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 Go...


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 Gollum's C...
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 c...
John Ross standing atop <em>Gollum's Column</em>.
John Ross standing atop Gollum's Column.

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