Omega Buttress Rock Climbing
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That said, it's a wonderful place to go if you've only got a half-day or don't want to commit to a bigger/longer route.
Hike up the talus until you arrive at a gully below the buttress. The easiest path up the gully takes some 4th class terrain on the right side of the gully for about 50 feet. Continue up the loose and somewhat nasty gully for another 10-15 minutes to arrive on the bottom of the Omega Buttress.
Total approach times is about 1 1/2 hour.
Two ropes required OR one 70m rope.
Locate the huge tree with lots of slings. A rap leads to a gully. Down climb a move or two with a 70m (4th class).
Follow the trail to skiers left but DO NOT rappel off the furthest tree! We made this mistake and had to climb back up some. Some downclimbing will get you to a grassy descent gully and back to your packs.
Note: Look at the Descent drawing. The 2nd rap should be a mellow ramp. Do not follow the HUGE gully to the left, instead aim for the saddle to your right and downclimb that gully!
Classic Climbing Routes at Omega Buttress
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