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Elevation: 2,700 ft
Shared By: Jay Harrison on Dec 24, 2012
Admins: Jim Lawyer
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Description

The western end of the South Corner Cliff is capped by a trio of buttresses, below which is a long, steep slab. These features take some effort to reach, and are definitely not scrubbed and polished, but there are several excellent routes in there; definitely worth a visit.
This area is high enough, & just far enough off the East Path to provide an alpine feel.

Getting There

Take the East Path past the Measles Walls to the Height-of-Land Wall, a short cliff whose rightmost corner almost touches the trail. Walk left along the base of the cliff, then scramble upward a hundred yards or so, passing the Blueberry Ledge to its right, to reach the base of the Constitution Wall. One can also reach this point by climbing 3 pitches of Stairway to Heaven and walking left a hundred feet.
To reach the three buttresses, one must either bushwhack off the East Path shortly after passing the second giant boulder, then scout for gullies leading above the Eyebrow Overhang. Or, get to the top of the Blueberry Ledge and climb the short bit of slab, traversing left to reach the base of those buttresses.

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Hi Gunkiemike,
The placement is a leftover from the days of not-quite knowing exactly where one route was in relation to others. Sky High got done before the other routes, and got stuck in what turns out to be a relatively obscure place, close to the now-popular climbing of the Upper Walls.
It is true, and worth noting, that this route and the ones around it are accessible from the top of First Amendment, simply by climbing left through the notch (this is part of the second pitch of another obscure route, Blueberry Tafone ).
Who knows? I might actually clean these up someday... Oct 7, 2017
I can't understand why Goosesteps, Baby Steps etc aren't listed in this section. Yes, they CAN BE approached from the ledge beneath Stand Your Ground, but c'mon, they're right next to On The Fence. Oct 3, 2017

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