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Routes in Southwest Buttress

Black Tiger T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Jaguar T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Resistance, The T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Solution, The T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Description

Also known as the Summit Pyramid of Avalon, this is the first area of the Third Tier you see when hiking up the approach trail. It's a smooth wall about 50' above the trail. It is home to 4 routes:

A. The Solution, 10, 1p, 80', 4 bolts & to 2" gear.
B. The Resistance, 11, 1p, 80', 4 bolts & to 2" gear.
C. Black Tiger, 11, 1p, 100', 3 bolts & gear to 1.5".
D. Jaguar, 11, 1p, 70', 7 bolts & small to medium gear.
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Getting There

Take the trail up around the right side of the Wall of the Dead on the Second Tier. Shortly after the trail cuts back left, you will be below the smooth face of the Southwest Buttress.

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Mark Roth   Boulder
I forgot a cam at the base of these routes today. When I went back to grab it, it was gone. If you could find it in your heart to return my gear, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. May 12, 2017
A new trail leads to the bottom of the buttress and goes up along the south side to the top of the Southwest Buttress, though there is little need to hike this trail now that proper anchors have been installed for each route. From the point where the new trail meets the bottom of the buttress, scramble left and up maybe 25 feet to the beautiful Ledge With 3 Trees. All the routes but Jaguar begin from this ledge. Jaguar begins from the point where the new trail meets the bottom of the buttress. Jul 23, 2006

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