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There are a lot of fun routes on this small buttress/tower. With such a short approach, it's in the same class as Guide's Wall, No Perches Necessary and Baxter's Pinnacle: not overly alpine in nature. But the weather, some loose rock, and gully descent will remind you that you're in the 'Tons!
Park at the Death Canyon Trailhead near the southern entrance of the park. Hike for a little over 2 miles (you'll climb up to Phelps Lake overlook, and then descend 2 switchbacks into Death Canyon proper). After hiking up the actual canyon for about 0.5 miles, you'll pass 2 switchbacks. A few minutes after the second switchback, look for a talus slope leading up to the Omega Buttress. The buttress is very high, but the unmistakable dihedral of Dihedral of Horrors makes a very good marker.
This is the descent for Dihedral of Horrors and Annals of Time
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Omega Buttress:
Annals of Time 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 350'
Dihedral of Horrors 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400'
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Dihedral of Horrors 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WY : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Omega Buttress
Another fun Omega Buttress diversion, though fuller value than Annals of Time. A great day involves climbing Dihedral of Horrors, then rapping in from a tree to Annals of Time's final crux pitch. P1: 200', 5.7R: Same as for Annals of TimeP2: short, 5.9: Move to the right end of the broad ledge and climb a short dihedral with a 5.9 move into easier terrain, trending right for the obvious dihedral.P3: 120', 5.9: Full value! A powerful lieback up a flake (3" piece is great!) brings you into an aweso...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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