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Huge granite buttress with knobby face, friction, and crack climbing in a pristine mountain setting with magnificant views.
To reach Green Giant Buttress, drive five or six miles up the Clear Creek logging road from the Mountain Loop Highway southeast of Darrington, and take the right (main) fork. In less than another mile, pass the parking area for the Eightmile Creek trail, and continue on as the road deteriorates (the rocky roadbed is passable by normal cars, but some drivers will be squeamish about their paint job as the alders constantly sweep the side of your car). In another mile and a half or so, there is barely room to turn around and the road takes a distinct turn for the worse. The road ends entirely a few hundred yards beyond this point.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Green Giant Buttress:
Dreamer 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'
Urban Bypass 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 2 pitches, 150'
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Dreamer 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WA : Northwest Region : ... : Green Giant Buttress
Dreamer is the most famous route in Darrington, and with varied climbing at a moderate grade it is deservedly so. The route is located on a remote crag reached via a poorly maintained access route, it is ten pitches long, and the descent via rappel provides plenty of opportunities to get a rope stuck. It includes some interesting and challenging crack climbing in addition to several spectacular pitches of knobby face climbing, in a pristine mountain setting with magnificant views. Descriptio...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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