Eagle Lake Buttress Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Blitzo on Sep 18, 2006|
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Good rock and excellent views make this a fine place to climb.
[Note: Some parties that summit with ample time and energy report enjoying the ridge traverse uphill from the top of Eagle Lake Buttress proper.]
The approach takes about 1.5 hours.
Additional approach and descent beta from splitclimber:
Approach Beta - hike eagle lake trail to eagle lake and cross the outlet. hike along the shore until you are forced up to the right to the base of a big gully with large, solid blocks. stay to the right of the gully for the best climbing and top out on a benched area with views of Velma Lakes. Continue across this flat bench, then go up just before a large pine tree through some brush up slabs and through several large boulders on the ridge. From here, traverse across to your selected climb.
Descent Beta - from the summit, downclimb 15 feet in a chimney feature with solid holds on a large, thin flake which is at the top of the mountaineer's route. then go up a 8 foot tall flake/boulder and top out on a slanted ledge. scramble down to a saddle, then go left and follow cairns down and right towards Velma Lakes. Then contour left back to the base. You do not go down the steeper section to the left. No need to downclimb any 4th class.
Classic Climbing Routes at Eagle Lake Buttress
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